Bronson Lee is not your typical eighth grader. This thirteen-year-old from Raceland, Kentucky, is making a name for himself in the entertainment business. He’s won first place in such singing competitions as Tri-State Idol, Best Young Idol and 15 Minutes Of Fame in Nashville. Already a seasoned performer, he’s got a packed tour schedule and a resume that includes everything from playing guitar, trumpet, keyboard, drums and bass to being involved in theatre productions, commercials, television and film.
“I just finished recording a Nickelodeon game show in Hollywood and I have recorded some songs for a Nickelodeon cartoon to be released around Christmas, “says Bronson.
“I am co-writing some amazing songs and I plan to begin recording within the next few weeks. I have been doing some writer's rounds in Nashville, recently. A friend of mine, that is living in Nashville, organized one back in our hometown.”
A singer of what he dubs, ‘Teenage Country,’ Bronson says, “I just love how country music connects to the listener and is all about the lyrics and the story of the song. I love music no matter what kind. I think it is one of the main gifts of life. I would love to be a famous country singer, but the important thing is that I end up doing the thing I love, and that is performing for people.”
Entertaining began early for Bronson, who first sang in front of his church’s congregation as a toddler. “I got up on stage in church and sang for Father's Day, even at three years old, singing in front of an audience felt right,” Bronson remembers. “I have never been afraid to be in front of people and I have always loved performing for people, whether it is for 10 people or 10,000.”
“I started singing barbershop music at five years old with a professional group and I credit them for most of my ‘training.’ I was the youngest one there and the next youngest person was about 60! I guess that is just my love for being around people shining through.”
Bronson is an honor student with a 4.0 G.P.A. who has been on the varsity tennis team since fourth grade. He says, “I enjoy having fun, but I am also very determined to be the best that I can be. There’s a plaque over my door and it says, ‘Just do your best.’”
He pegs himself as a jokester, saying, “I always told the jokes and still do. My mom says I came programmed: just tell me once, and I will remember.”
Blessed with caring and supportive parents, Bronson says, “My family was always doing something fun and learning things at the same time. Always smiling, laughing, having fun, and always on the go with music wherever we are. We have always loved being on the road, and that has turned out to be a very good thing.”
He credits his mother for his lifelong interest in song. “My mother sang to me constantly when I was a baby and I think that is where my love for music came from. I truly am here for a reason.” Bronson reveals, “Seriously. My parents had been told they couldn't have children. After 18 years of marriage.... ‘Then came Bronson.’ I am so fortunate to still have all of my grandparents, who support me all the way. Everyone realizes that to me, music equals life. Hmmmm...” he pauses. “There’s a song in there somewhere...”