Lee Gantt - Ruined This Town
We often hear stories about dreams that could have been, yet were forfeited because of relationships or obstacles that got in the way. Ruined This Town illustrates the other side of this story, people who chase their dreams and in doing so, often have to make hard sacrifices. The towns and relationships they leave behind, whether for the better or worse, are never the same when they return.
Born and raised in the heart of the Midwest Lee Gantt is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, OH. Growing up just 10 miles from one of the largest universities in the country Lee cut his teeth playing in clubs while attending college at The Ohio State University. The unique blend of old-style country lyrics and new school country melodies are hallmarks of the Lee Gantt sound. Gritty, heartfelt lyrics with powerful driving melodies help to fortify the deep connection Lee has with his fans.
Lee developed his style from a variety of influences including Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, and Conway Twitty but primarily credits Kenny Chesney for inspiring him to become the writer and performer he is today. “The Way Kenny can tell a story and describe a scene you can almost close your eyes and imagine yourself there in that moment,” says Gantt. Chesney inspired him to become a writer and performer who cannot only invoke emotion but help the listener to cope with the harsh realities of life, love, and coming of age.
For the past 7 years, Lee has been touring across the country performing in over 25 states and opening for some of the biggest names in country music such as Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, Love and Theft, Neal Mccoy, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin and many more!
Lee is also a regular member of the Nashville writing community and splits time between Columbus and Nashville. Lee has garnered the reputation of being one of the most devoted and hard working independent artists in the business playing nearly 150 shows per year and tirelessly working to build his already strong fan base of “Gantt Bandits” Across the country.