Growing up in Nashville, raised by Taiwanese immigrants, Gabe Lee drew inspiration from the country sounds coming out of Nashville, along with classical music and the gospel songs that his mother would play in church.
“A lot of my friends’ parents were musicians, too. Music was always around me, and it became the driving force for everything I did.”
And the result? One of the best singer/songwriters in the country music world at the moment… take it to the bank.
Since his 2020 Honky Tonk Hell project, a personal favorite of ours back in 2020, he released a kickass certified twanger duet with Zoe Cummins back in July, titled “Common Law,” and a live EP, but we knew there was a possibility Lee could be cooking up something in the very near future.
And sure enough, the man has announced his third studio album, titled The Hometown Kid, gearing up to drop on October 28th with Torrez Music Group.
Now if there’s something we already know from Lee’s past two albums, we know that the guy loves to incorporate the perfect mix of country, Americana, southern rock, and folk, all into one, making him one of the most versatile artists in the game right now, and we can expect that once again with The Hometown Kid.
Lee himself weighed in on the upcoming release:
“This album is about departing and returning to your hometown.
More specifically, it’s about the discovery, searching, and maturing that comes not only with being gone, but with returning to the place you come from.”
Get ready, because I have a feeling this could be his best work to date.