More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Johnny Lee

Net Worth: $5 million Venture: Urban Cowboy. You probably recognize Johnny Lee from his iconic 1980s song “Looking For Love”, which was the number one crossover hit and spent three weeks in first place on the charts. The texas-born country singer began his career humbly in a rock ‘n roll band called “Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners”. The band would often play cover songs in various nightclubs and other night venues in Texas during the ‘60s. Eventually, the young singer was discovered by a talent agent while collaborating with Mickey Gilley, a fellow country music singer and musician whom he worked with for over ten years.
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The duo found their shot at fame when they collaborated on the soundtrack for James Bridge’s romantic drama film, Urban Cowboy. From there, Lee went on to release various successful singles, including “One in a Million,” “Bet Your Heart on Me,” “The Yellow Rose,” and other hits that were released in the ’80s. Lee suffered a number of tragedies in the ’80s and ’90s, with his ex-wife dying from prescription painkillers and son from a drug overdose. Since then, Lee has been an activist for stopping the use of illegal drugs.