Mikayla Lee

Mikayla Lee

BandCountryRock

Mikayla Lee is a young artist that uses her voice to give credit to the roots of country music while bringing in edgy and soulfull runs to set her apart. Her influences range from Dolly to the Judds, and Heart to Stevie Nicks. Mikayla is best described as a true artist and entertainer!

Biography

Mikayla Lee is a country vocal sensation from Tecumseh, OK. Growing up in what she describes as “the middle of nowhere” outside of the small town, Mikayla learned to ride a bike on a gravel road, and dodge pecans being thrown at her by nearby squirrels. On more than one occasion she jumped in between the family dog and an armadillo, and sat praying in the car after a deer lunged out into the road. The quiet of the outdoors taught her to listen to her own thoughts, and pay attention to the world around her. Being educated at home, she never understood the need to separate peer groups and pick on the weak. Her musical influences came from a father who once performed as a gospel hip hop artist, and a mother who grew up with grandparents listening to Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Conway Twitty.
At the age of 4, Mikayla began a ballet/tap combo class as a time for activity and friends. Within a year, she was asked to join several competitive groups, and earned a number of titles across the states. However, at just 10 years old, she went to her mom and dad and told them she needed to sing! In the beginning, she managed dance and voice lessons, but her schedule filled up fast with demands for vocal appearances. Eventually, she went back and asked to leave the world of competitive dance in order to pick up the guitar and begin writing country music. Using her gift of movement and stage presence, she quickly took local venues by storm performing well beyond her years.
Mikayla Lee’s debut album, Might As Well Be Me, came as a result of her listeners’ persistent inquiries on where they could buy her music. Still very early in her pursuit of writing, Mikayla completed two songs that were included in the project. One of them, Ghetto Cowgirl, is her personal story that explains why she’s not just country with a little rock-n-roll, but also urban in style and charisma. Other songs on the album come from award winning writers straight out of Nashville. By now, she has wowed listening audiences around the world from small stages at festivals and oprys here in the states to radio stations across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Europe with her vocal range and skilled intensity. The title track and first single released has seen a remarkable and swift rise up independent and UK charts with no end in sight.
When asked, Mikayla says her goals in life are not only to write music and entertain, but also to remind others one can be active in the community, stay out of trouble, and still have fun while making a positive impact in the world. As an individual she continues to challenge and push herself in daily living and melodic message. Mikayla Lee is proving that her generation has a bright future and she is ready to lead the way!

Lyrics

Might As Well Be Me

Written By: Bobby Pinson and Steve Seskin

I CAN'T TURN ON MY TV WITHOUT SEEIN
SOME NEW SOMEBODY
WHO'S SMILIN STYLIN
TRYIN TO BE THE NEXT BIG THING

WHO SAYS WHO DOES OR DOESN'T GET TO
GET AHEAD AND WHO'S LEFT WITH NOTHIN
WHO GETS TO WEAR THE BIG BRASS RING

CHORUS:
SOMEBODY'S GOTTA SET THE WORLD ON FIRE
SOMEBODY'S GONNA FLY A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THEY DREAM
SOMEBODY GETS A BLESSIN FROM ABOVE
SOMEBODY GETS TO LIVE THE LIFE THEY LOVE
SOMEBODY
MIGHT AS WELL BE ME

THE WAY I SEE IT I GOT A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE OF BEIN
WHO I WANNNA BE AND GETTING WHERE I WANNA GO I
AINT LETTIN NOTHIN STAND IN MY WAY

AINT NO REASON I CAN'T FIND SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVES IN ME
KNOWS HOW TO LOVE ME IT
HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY

REPEAT CHORUS

Ghetto Cowgirl

Written By: Mikayla Lee

Verse 1
You see I grew up in the country
In the middle of nowhere
There were birds, bees, and old pine trees
Hawks flyin’ in the air

My friends up in the city
Wouldn’t recognize me here
I ain’t wearin’ no fancy make up
Sometimes I never even brush my hair, but…

Chorus
I need some hip in my country
Rhythm in my honkie tonk
A little yee haw work it girl
To party all night long

I got a one two step with flava
A soulful heart that’s true
And I don’t know where this road might end
But it’s filled with the rhythm and blues
Of a ghetto cowgirl
Yeah, I’m a ghetto cowgirl

Verse 2
My folks were from the city
So we visited from time to time
Momma put me in a little dance class
She wanted her baby girl to shine

I made a lot of friends there
But they didn’t change this girl
I took the music, clothes, and attitude
And brought ‘em into my world…cause like I said ya’ll

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
I like my hip hop
I like my rock and roll
But when it comes down to it
It’s country in my soul

Repeat Chorus ½ step up

I Don't Need Your Lovin'

Written By: Greg Mainus

Verse 1
Set out late last night in the cold dark rain
Wonderin’ why and where you gone
Lately baby we don’t agree on anything
Maybe I’m better off alone
I’m not one to let the world just pass me by
I gotta get out and get my piece of the pie

Chorus
And baby
I don’t need your lovin’
I don’t need a guy like you
Baby I don’t need your lovin’
Don’t start thinkin’ that I do

Verse 2
You say that someday you will find a better girl
Boy I know you probably will
Maybe baby I’ll just drop on in
See your mansion on the hill
Since you left me I’ve been doin’ fine
I got back everything that once was mine

Chorus

Bridge
I’m not one to let the world just pass me by
I gotta get out and get my piece of the pie

Revised Chorus
And baby
I don’t need your lovin’
I don’t need a guy like you
Baby I don’t need your lovin’
Don’t start thinkin’ that…

I don’t need your lovin’
I don’t need a guy like you
Baby I don’t need your lovin’
Don’t start thinkin’ that I do

Discography

I Don't Need Your Lovin
Might As Well Be Me
Ghetto Cowgirl
All of these released in Europe, parts of Canada, and the U.S., and internet radio with airplay.

Set List

45-60 minute sets
1-3 sets per venue
Covers are country(old and new) with some southern and classic rock.
Originals are:
Might As Well Be Me
Ghetto Cowgirl
Hell Still Ain't Frozen Over
I Don't Need Your Lovin'
Love Song (remake)
Dear Diary
more coming soon...