Serving Justice

Serving Justice

 Hitchcock, Texas, USA
BandCountry

Serving Justice music is Texas Country style. It combines electric and acoustic guitars, with straight and walking base beats. Music with no over powering percussion’s which are combined with from the heart vocals. The result is a mesmerizing and unforgettable live music experience.

Biography

Dawn Lee – Lead Vocals

Dawn Lee was born on November 9, 1969 in Pasadena, Texas. She was born into a family of eclectic musicians that has influenced her over the years. Her Paw-Paw and her Daddy being the two biggest influences that helped her develop her unique style. Dawn started singing at a young age with her Daddy by learning her first song at the age of four “Delta Dawn”. She continued singing through junior high and high school years. She earned “Who’s Who in Music” at Del Valle High School her junior and senior year in high school. She has a definite love and passion for music that has stayed with her all these years. She has performed with numerous bands, her most prominent one being the “Honky Tonk Rebels” out of Houston, Texas. Dawn was selected to record her CD demo at the prestigious Sugar Hill Recording Studio out of Houston. The two singles “A Fool Walked Out on Me” and Back in the Saddle Again” were her two prominent songs that were played in various venues around Houston, as well as on the air with “Texas Renegade Radio” out of Dallas.
Dawn, along with Heath Parrish established “Serving Justice” in 2010 to help show their patriotism and love for their country by performing for the troops, law enforcement and public servants that protect and serve us everyday.
Dawn says “As long as I get to do what I love, play music, then I am an accomplished individual.

Heath Parrish – Rhythm guitar and lead vocals

My parents, Ray Parrish and Melissa Unger were my biggest influences. They bought me a drum set for Christmas1982 and I began playing as if I were born with those drum sticks in my hands. At that same time my interest for playing and singing became apparent to everyone. I got my first break when asked to sing on stage with the Union City band in the Beaumont area. Union City Band was a big part of my families life at that time. Another influence was my grandmother who played a guitar and sang. My  talent grew as I played trombone and Alto saxophone in middle school. In high school I played Tenor, Baritone, and Soprano saxophone along with the Tuba. Later in 1995 while visiting my mom in  Nashville I was fortunate enough to sing on stage several times with Cigars and Cataracts. A well known Nashville  band with great musicians including Jim Unger, Dennis Payne, Jack Daniels, Jimmy Hyde and Rick Boyer. They started in the music world with various artist Buck Owens, Hwy 101, Billy Crash Craddock, Doug Stone, Ray Price, Johnny Paycheck and Eddie Rabbit just to name a few.  Later as my skills grew I became inspired by other great artist such as George Strait , Ronnie Milsap, and Vince Gill.
My music comes from deep within my heart and soul. Seeing people join in, singing along and relating to my music adds to my inspiration to make more music. I hope to touch someone special, in someway, so that my music inspires them to follow their dreams. And starts them on the road to develop their own musical talent so it can be heard too.

Ron Harvey – Bass Guitar

Music was a huge part of Ron’s formative years. He started playing guitar at 13 years of age and soon switched to bass when his dad bought him a Peavey bass and amplifier. His dad, Thomas, played guitar locally in the Port Neches, TX area for years and was also a fine baritone singer in a gospel quartet.
“I learned to play bass by listening to TONS of music back in the late 70's and early 80's… learning the riffs and grooves of the music I heard on the radio – mostly R&B, Rock, Funk, and Country stuff. As goofy as it may sound, I remember being so proud playing along with the bands on the old Hee Haw television show. My mindset was, ‘I can play bass as well as those guys can’. There were countless nights where I would lie in bed playing my bass and wake up in the morning with my guitar still in my hands. I had a hunger to play bass, and play it well.”
After graduating from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX in 1984 (having played bass in Lamar’s Jazz Band), Ron moved to Nashville, TN and enjoyed success as a road player and a studio musician. He toured as bass guitarist and road manager for Capital Records/Columbia Records artist Larry Boone, and has made multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as television appearances on TNN’s (The Nashville Network) Nashville Now and New Country shows, in addition to several music videos aired on TNN.
“My major influences on bass have been Marcus Miller, Bootsy Collins, Nathan East, David Smith, Will Lee, David Hungate, and Mike Brignardello – such tasteful players; so professional, and extremely talented. I have been incredibly blessed to work with some of the greatest musicians Nashville has ever seen: Brent Mason (guitar), Brent Rowan (guitar), Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar), Jeff King (guitar), Warren Haynes (guitar), Eddie Bayers (drums), Hargus “Pig” Robbins (piano), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Rob Hajacos (fiddle), Randy Beavers (steel), Tim Sergent (steel), Boomer Castleman (g

Lyrics

Honeymoon In Paradise

Written By: Serving Justice

A cup of coffee and a cigarette to help me start my day
It's rainin outside it's rainin in here, take the rain away
Cause I don't think that I can take it if you don't love me anymore
And I don't think that I can make it if you walk out the door
Cause it's rainin on the beach it's rainin on the sand
It's rainin on the umbrella in the drink in my hand
It's rainin on my head it's rainin on my shoes
It's rainin on my dreams girl all thanks to you

Now I'm back in the city you're still in the sand
You're still walkin sharin drinks with another man
And the long range forecast in my heart don't seem to change
It's still cloudy skies and 100% chance of rain
Cause it's rainin on the beach it's rainin on the sand
It's rainin on the umbrella in the drink in my hand
It's rainin on my head it's rainin on my shoes
It's rainin on my dreams girl all thanks to you
It's rainin on my dreams girl all thanks to you
It's rainin on my dreams girl all thanks to you

Hot Saturday Night

Written By: Serving Justice

He puts on his hat, pulls up his pants
Slips on his boots and heads out to dance
Lookin' for some love on a hot Saturday night
He gets in his truck and heads down the road
To a little place where he thinks that he knows
He can find some love on a hot Saturday night
But he can't two-step and he can't cha cha
All he can do is sit at the bar and watch the girls as they walk in all dressed up nice
He can hold up a bottle he can hold down a stool
He can listen to the music he can play a little pool
But he can't find true love on a Saturday night

She sprays her hair puts some perfume on her neck
Slips in her dress and puts on her lipstick
And heads out to find some love on a Saturday night
She picks up her friend so she can come along
Neither one likes to go out all alone
Lookin for some love on a hot Saturday night
She likes to dance to every song
She can be found just singin along
To every George Strait song on a Saturday night
But no guy will ask her out on the floor
So she sits at the bar and she orders one more
And gives up on true love this Saturday night

Well let me tell you where true love can be found
It's in every place in every town
You just gotta know what love looks like
It can hold up a bottle it can hold down a stool
It can twirl around and dance like a fool
But it's hard to find on a hot Saturday night
Yeah it's a one in a million on a hot Saturday night

Whiskey Won The Battle

Written By: Serving Justice - Ashton Shepard

I had a headache when I woke up this morning
And a picture of you beside my head
And I drank till two
Till I fell out on the floor
The whiskey won the battle
But your memory won the war

And I can't figure out just what went wrong
I play it in my head like an old Hank Williams song,
And I can't do this
I can't do this anymore
The whiskey won the battle
But your memory won the war

Oh and it tears me up knowing she's with you,
Oh and I drink some more
For your memory I gotta lose

And I had a headache when I woke up this morning,
And a picture of you beside my head,
Oh and I drank till two
till i just fell out on the floor
The whiskey won the battle
But your memory won the war

Oh and the whiskey won the battle
But your memory won the war

Discography

Honeymoon in Paradise - A - Original
Hot Saturday Night - A - Original
Red, White and Blue, I Love You - A - Original
Whiskey Won The Battle - A - Original

Set List

1.) Only Prettier- G#- Miranda Lambert
2.) Fireman- A - George Strait
3.) Rose Garden - D- Martina McBride
4.) Honeymoon in Paradise - A - Original
5.) You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma - D,A,E - Frizell and West
6.) Hot Saturday Night - A - Original
7.) My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man - G - Vince Gill and Patty Loveless
8.) Trouble - G - Travis Tritt
9.) House of Cash - D - George Strait and Patty Loveless
10.) Anything Goes - C - Randy Houser
11.) White Liar - Bb- Miranda Lambert
12.) Whiskey Won the Battle - G- Ashton Shepard
13.) Where Are You Now - F# - Trisha Yearwood
14.) Statue of a Fool - C - Ricky Van Shelton
15.) Red, White and Blue, I Love You
We have additional songs for 2, 3, and 4 hour shows