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Johnny Lee Net Worth

Johnny Lee net worth is

$5 Million

Johnny Lee Wiki Biography

John Lee Ham was born on the 3rd July 1946, in Alta Loma, Texas USA, and is a country singer, best known for his numerous hits in the mid-‘80s such as “Lookin’ for Love”, “Pickin’ Up Strangers”, “Sounds Like Love”, and “Hey Bartender”. Lee’s career started in 1976.

Have you ever wondered how rich Johnny Lee is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lee’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful singing career. In addition to releasing more than 20 studio albums, Lee also performs live in clubs, which has also improved his wealth.

Johnny Lee Net Worth $5 Million

Johnny Lee grew up on a dairy farm in Texas, and while at the high school he had a rock n’ roll band called Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners. After matriculating, Lee joined the US Navy and served on the guided missile cruiser USS Chicago. Following his discharge, Lee played cover tunes in local bars in Texas.

In 1977, Johnny Lee released his debut studio album entitled “For Lovers Only”, but it failed to achieve notable commercial success, while in 1980 he recorded “Lookin’ for Love”, which reached No. 8 on the Top Country Albums chart, and achieved gold status. The singles “Lookin’ for Love” and “One in a Million” topped the Hot Country Songs chart, while “Pickin’ Up Strangers” and “Prisoner of Hope” entered the top 3. The next year, Lee released “Bet Your Heart on Me”, which peaked at No. 9 on the Top Country Albums chart, while the songs “Bet Your Heart on Me”, “Be There for Me Baby” and “When You Fall in Love”, were among the most popular.

In 1982 Johnny recorded his fourth studio album, called “Sounds Like Love”, which reached No. 32 on the Top Country Albums chart, and the singles “Cherokee Fiddle” and “Sounds Like Love” entered the top 10 on Hot Country Songs chart. The next year, “Hey Bartender” came out and peaked at No. 15 on Top Country Albums, while the songs “Hey Bartender” (No. 2 on Hot Country Songs) and “My Baby Don’t Slow Dance” dominated the release. By the end of the ‘80’s Lee had made five more albums, including “’Til the Bars Burn Down” (1984), “Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1985) and “Workin’ for a Livin” (1985), all of which entered the Top Country Albums top 40. The songs “The Yellow Rose”, “You Could’ve Heard a Heart Break”, “Rollin’ Lonely”, and “Save the Last Chance” were massive hits and stayed on the charts for a lengthy periods, boosting his net worth considerably.

Although he recorded numerous albums in the ‘90s and 2000s, Lee didn’t achieve significant commercial success, while most recently he released “Santa Claus Is Lookin’ for Love” (2005), “Country Candy Store” (2006), and “You Ain’t Never Been To Texas” (2016).

Regarding his personal life, Johnny Lee was married to actress Charlene Tilton from 1982 to 1984 and has a daughter with her, while in 1986 he married Deb, and they had a son named Johnny Lee Jr., who died of a drug overdose aged 23, since which Johnny has been a big activist in raising awareness of drugs abuse.

# Fact
1 His son, John Lee Ham Jr., died in 2014 of a heroin overdose. The boy was 23.
2 He had a #1 US Pop hit, “Lookin’ For Love (In All The Wrong Places)”, which he sang in the film, Urban Cowboy (1980). Coincidentally, that song title is also a predominate line that appears in the chorus of The Grassroots‘ 1971 US Pop hit, “Sooner Or Later”.
3 Father, with Charlene Tilton, of daughter Cherish Lee.
4 Country singer.


Title Year Status Character
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 performer: “Lookin’ For Love”
Togetherness 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
The New Guy 2002 performer: “Lookin’ For Love”
Get a Life 1991 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Dallas 1988 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Yellow Rose 1983 TV Series performer: “The Yellow Rose of Texas”
CHiPs 1983 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Coast to Coast 1980 performer: “Pickin’ Up Strangers”, “I Can Tell by the Way You Dance”
Urban Cowboy 1980 performer: “Cherokee Fiddle”, “Lookin’ For Love”, “Rode Hard & Put Up Wet”, “Mamma’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”


Title Year Status Character
School Spirit 1985 Jailed Country Singer
CHiPs 1983 TV Series Johnny Lee
This Is the Life 1977 TV Series David


Title Year Status Character
Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley’s 2015 Documentary Himself
Gilley’s Place 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Gilley’s Behind the Bull 2005 TV Series Himself
Academy of Country Music’s 20th Anniversary Reunion 1986 TV Special Himself
E/R 1985 TV Series Himself
The Don Harron Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Solid Gold 1980-1983 TV Series Himself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Fantasy Island 1982 TV Series Himself
The Fall Guy 1982 TV Series Himself
Hee Haw 1982 TV Series Himself
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
Nashville on the Road 1980-1982 TV Series Himself – Host / Himself – Guest
Urban Cowboy 1980 Himself

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