Lee is a full time songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.
He earned a Bachelors degree in Music Theory/ Composition from Eastern Kentucky University. It was there that he studied classical violin, guitar, piano and voice. He was inducted into the EKU “Hall of Distinguished Alumni” in 2010.
Lee has charted 15 years worth of singles with, to date, 7 of them reaching #1. These songs have reached radio plays in excess of 10 million spins.
He co-wrote the Brother’s Osborne single “It Aint My Fault” which reached the top 10 and earned the Brother’s a Grammy for their performance as well as the Brother’s top 30 single “Shoot Me Straight” which also earned the duo another Grammy nomination.
Lee is a 3 time Grammy award nominee himself and has won other major industry awards including Song of the Year at the Country Music Association awards (in Nashville) and Academy of Country Music awards (in Las Vegas) as well as Music Row Magazine and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International annual awards. He has also won multiple “Songs I Wish I’d Written” awards as voted on and given by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association as well as 11 BMI awards.
Lee served as President of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) for 5 years. He spent the last 15 years traveling to Washington D.C. representing and lobbying for the rights of the American songwriter. He has testified before both houses of the U.S. congress as well as countless meetings with Congressmen, Senators, White house cabinet members from multiple administrations, Dept of Justice officials, and countless bureaucrats reaching from the U.S. Chamber of Congress to the Register of Copyright. Ultimately this led to the passing of the federal Music Modernization Act in the fall of 2018 of which he was present in the West Wing for the President’s signing.
In 2015 Lee was presented with BMI’s inaugural “Champions” award for legislative efforts.
Lee has had success also as a record producer. He produced a pair of top 20 hits on recording artist Steve Holy including his 2006 #1 record “Brand New Girlfriend”
Lee lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife of 26 years, Jana, and their 4 kids.
Jamey Johnson | 2008
Whiskey and You
Chris Stapleton | 2015
You’re Gonna Miss This
Trace Adkins | 2012
It Ain’t My Fault
Brothers Osborne | 2017
Brad Paisley | 2005
Wendell Mobley Nashville Songwriter
Wendell Lee Mobley (born in Celina, Ohio) is an American country music songwriter. He has written number 1 hits for Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney.
He began playing in local bands before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, where he found a job playing guitar for Jack Greene and Alabama. After having his songs recorded by Joe Diffie and Kenny Rogers, he became a full-time songwriter.
Mobley’s first cut as a single was Alabama’s “We Can’t Love Like This Anymore” in 1994. Among his cuts are the number 1 singles “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.
Good chance you’ve heard Wendell’s songs, but if you’ve not heard him sing and play them, you should!
Here’s a few …
Randy Houser (ASCAP Song Of The Year “How Country Feels”), Rascal Flatts (“Take Me There”, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, “I Melt”, “Banjo”, “Changed”), Kenny Chesney (ACM nominated Song Of the Year “There Goes My Life”, ASCAP Song Of the Year “How Forever Feels”), Jason Aldean (“Tattoos On This Town”) , Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood!
He also wrote and sang all those ridiculous Napa Know How commercials. His latest single “A Little More Summertime” recorded by Jason Aldean is also is number one.