For quite some time, I’ve been hearing about this phenom of a country rock singer, Jody Lee Petty. Due to the kindness of his management, Ikon Music Management, I was able see him in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on June 4. I have no idea how many people were there that night, but it was a lot. The locals thought it was a light crowd due to a racing event scheduled that night, but you coulda fooled me.
There are so many elements that go into a Jody Lee Petty performance, it’s a little hard to know where to start. Most of the music in his shows are originals penned by Jody Lee himself. He writes about what he knows which is the foundation of an exceptional writer. He told me he writes from personal experiences and some of the mistakes he’s made in his life. We laughed about the fact that if you’re going to make mistakes, make sure they pay off….and in Jody Lee’s case they most certainly do. Most of his tunes are up tempo, country rock songs with solid hooks his loyal fans know so well, they sing along with every song.
In an industry consumed with comparisons to the last big thing, when you try to decide who Jody Lee sounds like, the answer is clear. He sounds like Jody Lee Petty.
Without a doubt, one of Jody Lee’s greatest attributes is his stage presence. In his signature top hat, his job is to entertain and engage with his audience. His charisma and natural southern charm combined with amazing energy and undeniable sex appeal draw only one conclusion. Jody Lee Petty is the Mick Jagger of country music.
He struts, he schmoozes, he dedicates songs to members of the audience and he has tons of adoring fans. Women line the front of the stage with dozens and dozens more filling the dance floor behind them. And dance they do. Jody Lee fans are there to have a great time with a rising star they’ve lifted up far enough to reach the next level in his career.
Fans and music industry insiders should keep a close eye on what happens next for Jody Lee. We’ll be sure to bring you as many updates as possible from his live shows. We’re betting the farm this is going to be an exciting ride.