- Recorded hit songs including "I'm Sorry," "Break It To Me Gently," "All Alone Am I," and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
- Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Rockabilly Hall of Fame
- Recipient of the NARAS Governor's Award and a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
With more than 100 million units of her music sold globally, Brenda Lee has been a superstar since childhood, releasing her first single when she was only 11 years old, sharing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with Elvis Presley at 12, and watching The Beatles open for her on tour in Europe before she turned 20.
The award-winning vocalist is beloved around the world for a litany of her classic hits. Songs such as "I'm Sorry" (which has sold over 20 million copies) and "Break It To Me Gently," "All Alone Am I," "Losing You," and "Emotions," were chart toppers, while her perennial holiday classic, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" wins new fans every year. She is the only female member of both the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame. Also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Lee has been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards and has received both the rarely presented NARAS Governor's Award and a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
To date, Lee has performed in 52 foreign countries and recorded hits in six different languages - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese. She has served her own creative music community in Nashville on the Country Music Association's (CMA) Board of Directors, the Board of Governors for the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS), and the Nashville Board SAG/AFTRA, as well as serving the interests of hosts of charity and humanities organizations.
Inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on August 21, 2018.