Terrie Lea & The Mustangs
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Terrie Lea & The Mustangs

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States
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"Terrie Lea Review"

I have worked in the studio with Terrie Lea and found her to be very easy to work with. As a singer she is as good as anybody I have produced. She has excellent pitch. I recommend her highly." - Charlie Craig, Nashville ~ Writer/Producer

"Country Music's Best Kept Secret"

Terrie Lea's distinct vocal sound can warm the heart and put new passion in the ears of country music listeners. Terrie Lea is country music's best kept secret. - Clay McMurray, Legendary Motown Producer

"Terrie Lea is going to shock the world!"

Terrie Lea is going to shock the world! - Martha Reeves, Legendary Motown Artist

"Honest & From The Heart"

Modern Country is in continuous pursuit of the "traditional sound" as pop music inflitrates it at an alarming rate. Terrie Lea has the kind of voice that forces you to reflect back to a time when everything was simpler, honest and from the heart. Throw in a little Loveless, Cline, Loretta and Reba into the blender; add Terie's heart and talent and Nashville has what it is looking for. - Kate Hart, Grammy-nominated singer


There are very few artists that captivate you the first time you hear them. I must say that Terrie is one of those. She has an almost nostalgic quality to her songs. One listen to this wonderful lady, and I promise you will be hooked too. - Larry Garcia, Detroit Country Music

"True Blue Country"

True Blue Country in every song! Solitary Tear has country girl written all over it! Terrie Lea's vocals had me hooked from the first note of Room With a View . Walk on Water is one of my favorites! The band is incredibly tight and have the dynamics set perfectly for each tune! Would recommend this CD for yourself or even a gift for any country music fan! A+++ - Sister Street Entertainment, Corp.


Solitary Tear ~ Independent CD Release



Terrie Lea, an award-winning country singer/songwriter from Oakland County, Michigan, has had her powerful, passionate voice heard in Nashville circles for years singing in the studio with Loretta Lynn’s band, working with legendary songwriter/producer Charlie Craig, and performing alongside the likes of Tracy Lawrence, Jimmy Wayne, LeAnn Rimes, and Gretchen Wilson. Oddly, Terrie got her first professional music break from Motown legend Clay McMurray while working on a hometown charity event. McMurray recognized her rare talent and encouraged Terrie Lea to pursue her dreams.

Sparked by his encouragement, Terrie Lea has become well known throughout Metro Detroit for her classic country style. She has won 14 Detroit Music Awards for her work in the country genre, including:
Outstanding Country Vocalist, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Honorary Award Outstanding Country Vocalist 2007
Outstanding Country Songwriter 2005
Outstanding Country Music Group with the Mustangs 2005

She is also respected for the work she performed with Detroit Women & Motor City, a multi-award-winning blues band.

But it is country music that has had Terrie Lea’s heart and passion since she was a young girl singing with her country-loving daddy, beginning at the age of 4. Terrie Lea grew up surrounded by country music, listening to her daddy as he sang and played rhythm guitar with Ferlin Husky, The Statler Bros., Skeeter Davis, Buck Owens, and Keith Whitley, all of whom became household names in country music.

Terrie Lea has performed all around Michigan with the Mustangs, singing at highly-regarded Metro Detroit music venues such as Freedom Hill, The Emerald Theatre and at the 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd and 25th Annual Detroit Hoedown in Hart Plaza. She has appeared on WCXI radio with the legendary CMA award-winning radio personality, Deano Day, appeared on Detroit’s WJR Radio with talk radio personality Mitch Albom, had a 'Hit' on the "Hit or Miss" Radio Lia Show on B-95 and sang the National Anthem at Comerica Park.

Terrie Lea’s work with songwriter/producer Charlie Craig (who has also worked with George Stait, Dolly Parton, and Allan Jackson, among many) has resulted in a new, exciting sound that country music desperately needs. Her newly-released CD 'Solitary Tear', which contains poignant tunes written by respected Nashville songwriters such as Craig and Tom Paden – is an effort to put the true, straight-forward, traditional sound of country music back in the spotlight. Early reviews show Terrie Lea’s music is right on the mark.

The Mustangs are a fantastic mix of talent that complement Terrie Lea's rich vocals.

Al Carmichael has played just about every style of music from rock and blues, to folk, pop and country, with some jazz and bluegrass thrown in for good measure. His own style is a special mix of everything he's learned over the years. In addition to acoustic and electric guitar, Al plays a number of instruments, including mandolin, resonator guitar, piano, lap steel, pedal steel and harmonica. Not only is Al a diverse instrumentalist, he is a fine singer and songwriter, having co-written the No. 1 Country hit, "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am" for Lee Roy Parnell, as well as several hundred original songs.

Drummer Bruce Bedford has been the thunder chief behind legendary regional groups, including The Blades, The Stingrays, Sons of Fun with Dave Gilbert, and Cosmic Dali with Mary McGuire. Bruce has appeared with Jr. Walker and The All Stars, The New York Dolls, Marshall Crenshaw, Dwight Twilly, Nick Lowe and Rockpile, John Waits of The Baby's, Split Endz, Sammy Kershaw, The Contours, The Neville Brothers, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Mitch Ryder, and The Romantics. Bruce is in demand in the studio as well, and his resume includes work with accomplished producers Don Was, Doug Feiger and Ben Gross of Pearl Sound. Bruce is the heartbeat of the band.

Janel deVries is an accomplished classical violinist who brings a "mountain music" passion to the group. For 20 years, Janel has been the cornerstone of various country, Southern Gospel, and bluegrass groups, and is a much-sought-after musician in the Detroit area. Along with exceptional fiddle and mandolin stylings, her vocal contributions and crisp harmony arrangements bring the band's music to life. Janel has appeared with Tracy Lawrence and Trace Adkins.

Chris Brown has performed across the country as a member of Wild Bill Durkin and the Diplomats and the Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters Band. During his stays in New York City, Nashville, and Detroit, he shared stage and studio with members of Blues Traveler, The Band, The Spin Doctors, Hank Williams, Jr. Band, The Barenaked Ladies, and the Dwight Yoakum Band. He spent time on the 1998 H.O.R.D.E. tour and has worked with producer/engineers Steve King (Eminem, Was (Not Was)) and Jesse Henderson (Living Colour, Pat Metheny). Chris is also performing and recording in Detroit with Jack Jameson a