Ricky Lee Phelps


Bio

Raised a ‘son of a preacher man’ in a family full of musicians, there are some things in life one can’t escape. Ricky Lee’s destiny was laid out long before he became aware of it. He realized his passion for music at an early age in church services where he found that he could pick out and sing different harmony parts during praise and worship time. Little did he know he was honing his craft in those backwoods churches. Through the years his musical interests grew in various directions, finally leading him to Music City-Nashville, Tennessee. Doug Phelps, Ricky Lee’s younger brother, was already in Nashville playing bass guitar for a noted country artist but spent his spare time jamming for fun with some good ol’ boys from Kentucky. The brothers soon saw an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing music together. Thus, The Kentucky HeadHunters were born. What started out as a fun sideline turned into success, fame and fortune, seemingly overnight. The six-year ride with the ‘Heads’ produced two albums, a Grammy, an American Music Award, 4 CMA Awards, 1 ACM and 2 Billboard Awards. Feeling the need to broaden their musical scope, Ricky Lee and Doug pulled away from the group to launch out on their own. The dynamic duo called Brother Phelps shot out of the gate with a Top 10 single, music video award success and nominations at most of the major award shows, including Duo of the Year from the TNN/Music City News Awards and the Country Music Association. After the release of two albums with Brother Phelps, Ricky Lee decided to leave the duo and pursue other personal life goals. On the family front, Ricky Lee and his wife Karen have two sons, Eli and Jeff, Daughter-in-law Margaret and two grandaughters, Willow and Mackensie. These days he calls the Gulf Coast his home. Far from the hustle and politics of the music industry and enjoying playing music more than ever. Collectively known as 'Lektric Mullet', Bill Dossey, David Glencoe, Randy Whitaker and Ricky Lee have been rockin' the gulf of late. They have gathered thousands of loyal 'Mulletheads' who never seem to tire of the party these boys provide when they take the stage. Along with performing, Ricky Lee has taken on his father's mantle as pastor of Word and Grace Ministries of Florida. Headquartered in Hendersonville, TN, Ricky Lee was ordained to pioneer the first branch of Word and Grace on the Gulf Coast. Aside from all that he keeps himself relaxed by a newly discovered hobby. Just recently he sort of stumbled into another form of artistic expression through the medium of paint and has been putting brush to canvas feverishly ever since. He tends toward portaiture, some of which can be seen at this website. So the summation of his life these days is, preachin', pickin' and paintin'. He says, "Life is good because God is good".

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