Lee has always been in love with country music. This began at a very early age when he started playing on a 4-string “Roy Rodgers” guitar. After serving in the Coast Guard, he performed at various country shows and Church events in the Chicago area.
Eventually, he formed a new band called “Branded Country”, which went on to place second in the state, at the GMC Country Showdown Talent Contest.
Branded Country worked the Tri-State Country Circuit for a few years before it dis-banded.
Lee formed his new single-act and moved west to Phoenix, where he has been averaging 2 to 4 shows a week. As a recording artist, Lee has built a following of loyal fans. Since relocating, he has maintained a position in the top-20 Ranking in the Phoenix Chapter of ReverbNation. His very talented younger brother (Billy Jay Benson) has recently joined Branded Country to help form the Branded Country Band.