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Donnie Lee Strickland

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DONNIE LEE STRICKLAND BIO The undeniable Southern sound of Donnie Lee Strickland was born in North Carolina. Donnie was influenced by the music of George Strait, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, The Judds, and Reba McEntire, which inspired him to sing in church and perform in school plays and local festivals. Donnie has entertained crowds all over the United States with his rich baritone vocals, performing as a special guest on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree in Nashville, TN, along with Grand Ole Opry stars Jan Howard and Jean Shepard. He has also performed at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in historic Hurricane Mills, TN. Donnie was a featured performer at country artist Tanya Tucker’s VIP Birthday Bash in Russellville, AR. He has opened for artists Ty Herndon, Anita Cochran, Jeff Bates, Frankie Ballard, Brothers Osborne, Sunny Sweeney, Lu Lu Roman, and several others. Donnie has been showcased as a special guest: on The Music City Hayride Show at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, TN, on the weekly TV/radio show “Branson Country USA” at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, MO, and on the TV show “Ben Stillwater’s Country Junction” at Branson’s Center Stage in Branson, MO. He was a cast member of the American Music Jubilee show at the Rudy Theater in Selma, NC, and was a semi finalist for the Jimmy Dean True Value Country Showdown, the WSM Road Show, and the Southern Pepsi Challenge. Donnie was a nominee for the Fan Choice award at the 2018 ICMA Awards, and was awarded the 2017 WOBA Song of the Year for "She's My Kind of Woman", the 2017 Josie Music Award for Modern Country Male Artist of the Year, the 2018 Josie Music Award for Modern Country Male Entertainer of the Year and 2019 Josie Music Award for Modern Country Male Vocalist. He is a current ambassador for Guitars For Vets and participates in the annual Christmas 4 Kids Bus Tour. Donnie will be releasing new music soon.

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song list

SET 1

1. Mercury Blues (musical intro/drums) - Alan Jackson

2. Lot of Leaving Left To Do - Dierks Bentley 

3. How Bout You - Eric Church

4. That's My Kind of Night - Luke Bryan

5.. I'm From the Country - Tracy Byrd

6. I Just Wanna Dance With You - George Strait 

7. Workin Man Blues - Merle Haggard (Danny)

8. 5 o'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson

9. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean 

10. Tulsa Time - Don Williams (up tempo)

11. Cover Me Up (Shane piano)

12. Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

13. Heads Carolina, Tails California - JoDee Messina

14. When The Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney

15. Buy Me A Boat (medley with Fish by Craig Campbell AND Fishin In The Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

 

SET 2

1. Here For The Party - Gretchen Wilson

2. The Fireman - George Strait

3. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin

4. Lay You Down - Conway Twitty

5. Good Hearted Woman - Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings 

6. Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Danny) / A Little Less Talk (Toby Keith) -   Shane / All My Friends Say (Luke Bryan) 

7. Drift Away - Uncle Kracker

8. Margaritaville  - Jimmy Buffet

9. That Ain't My Truck - Rhett Atkins

10. I Left Something Turned On At Home - Trace Adkins

11. Why Haven't I Heard From You - Reba

12. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

13. Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

14. Reba 

15. Brothers Osborne (various)

 

SET 3

1. Play Something Country  - Brooks & Dunn

2. Swinging - John Anderson 

3. Boogie Shoes - KC & Sunshine Band

4. Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett

5. Check Yes or No - George Strait

6. Drink A Beer - Luke Bryan

7. Mustang Sally - Danny

8. Workin It - Donnie Lee Strickland 

9. I Love This Bar - Toby Keith

10. You Give Love A Bad Name  - Shane

11. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar

12. Don't Stop Believing  - Journey (Shane)

13. The Dance - Garth Brooks