Independent singer/songwriter Wanda Lee Simmons-Rue is about to release her debut CD's. Hailing from
Penhold, Alberta this country/gospel artist has a vitality about her that you just don't see too much of
anymore. This was obvious to the Country Gospel Music Association of Canada, as Wanda Lee won the
Canadian Silver Heart Award for New artist of 2010. This will take her down to Branson, Missouri in October
to perform in their International Awards.
Born and Raised in Camrose, Wanda Lee is the middle child of nine. Five brothers and three sisters. She
wrote her first song when she was 18 years old, bought a one-way ticket to Albuquerque, New Mexico and
lived and traveled in the U.S. until 1994. Wanda has written over 100 songs to date and sites her musical
influences to be The Judds, Janie Fricke, Charley McClain, Reba, and Martina McBride, just to name a
handful. Her biggest influence was her father, Garth McIntosh.
Wanda Lee raised three sons and has been an influence to five step children. Her husband, Doug is her
biggest fan of all. It is not surprising that Wanda Lee is such a prolific songwriter. She has led a colorful
life bringing her much inspiration. In 1995 Wanda Lee took 4th place in the Canadian National Arm
Wrestling Championship, taking her to Brazil for the World's. Her motorcycle is her hidden passion. She
loves to cruise out on the open road and smell the flavours of nature. When she parks her bike, you will find
her catering full meals for weddings, private parties and crowds of up to 250 people. This girl has energy.
Wanda lee owns and operates a Karaoke business that she combines with her own live music, Kanga's
Karaoke Classics. Her performance schedule as a soloist or with Kanga's Karaoke is jam packed year
Wanda Lee's devotion to her faith led her to be a youth leader to a group of 68 teens for the Liberty Christian
Assembly in Red Deer. She has performed in and followed Cowboy Church in Red Deer for 2.5 years as
well. Wanda is also a member of The Legion 214 in Innisfail, AB.
Wanda Lee is very excited about the prospects of her future. She is back in full swing starting with the
recording of 36 new songs to complete three diverse albums that will knock you off your feet! All three new
albums have a different taste to them ranging from classic down home country, toe tapping blues, blue
grass with a jazzy gospel twist. Wanda will be diving head first into the studio life May 27th, 28th and 29th
Wanda Lee guitar/vocals
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