To be mentioned in the same breath as Elvis Presley is one thing, but to be in the same list of top four recording artists of all time with Elvis, The Beatles and Ray Charles is a whole other accomplishment — and Brenda Lee has done it.
Lee, however, didn’t like to stick to one side of the fence. She was successful both on the country front and in the rock ‘n’ roll arena, and she recorded 29 gold records in the 60s.
For her accomplishments, Lee is being honored at the 43rd American Country Music Awards later this year. She’s joining the likes of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams Jr.
Lee, known as “Little Ms. Dynamite,” was so famous in the ’60s, the Beatles opened up for her when she went on tour!
Thanks to Lee, the world was introduced to Nashville’s sounds of country music. She’s even the youngest person to ever be inducted into the hall of fame — she was only two years old!
Best known for her song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Lee is adding to her accolades and awards while in her 58th year in the business.
She talks with Growing Bolder about some of her awards and what it was like to rock and still stay country.