Born in Indianapolis, Tobi Lee is no stranger to the stage, the spotlight or anyone that she meets. After watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon as a young child, she started playing on street corners for tips to raise money to donate to the cause.
Tobi formed her first band, The Country Sunshine Band at the age of 8. As a child, her biggest influences were Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn and Barbara Mandrell, who inspired her to become a musician, mastering eight instruments total including the guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, drums, bass, dobro and saxophone. While discovering herself musically,
Tobi Lee first appeared on local television in Kids Around Town. Throughout her career, she has appeared in commercials for Hardees, Caramel Cremes, Jordache Jeans and more. By the time she graduated high school, Tobi was ready to take on the world, touring several countries including The United States, Egypt, England, The Philippines and more. She was crowned Miss Teen Indiana and Junior Teen Miss North America. While not touring as a solo act, Tobi Lee is the lead singer of the country rock band, Tobi Lee & MSB
Now, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tobi Lee, has released her latest solo album titled "Money Talk$" . From her rockin' style to her "out of this world" personality, Lee has reinvented the way we hear Country music with this new release. Not only did Lee produce 'Money Talk$,' but she also wrote and co-wrote every song included on the album.
Lee's collaborations are infinite and renowned. She co-wrote with Grammy Award winning songwriter Frank J. Meyers who has written songs for legends such as John Michael Montgomery, Lonestar and Reba McEntire; and writer Elizabeth McDavid Elkins, who has written for country star, Billy Currington. These are just a few of the greats that Lee has joined forces with to create the songs you will hear on this new album.
"I wanted to cut something that didn't settle into a certain mold of what was expected,” says Tobi Lee. “I wanted versatility with different sounds and styles. In every way, I wanted this album to be a little bit of EVERYTHING from country, rock and even some blues.” “Money Talk$” has been a passion of love since the beginning and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
"I love to perform on stage whether it is in front of 50,000 people at the Havelock Country Jamboree in Ontario, Canada or in front of 50 people at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville," explains Lee. "I like to make the audience feel as if they are sitting in my living room and we're just jammin' and taking a break from life for a little bit."
Growing up in Indiana, Tobi Lee was born to be an entertainer. She performed in local theater with nearly 300 total performances. While hosting her own local television show, she formed her first band, “The Country Sunshine Band.” As part of a special recording project, Tobi Lee joined Gloria Gaither and The Bill Gaither Trio on the single “I’m Somebody.” which can be heard on the album “L.I.F.E.” She has opened for Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker, Old Dominion, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, .38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.
Tobi Lee has hosted Facebook parties since the quarantine started and invites everyone to keep in touch with future plans for the same by visiting her Facebook.