Forrest was born into a family of
professional musicians, and he had his first guitar in his hands at
the tender age of two.
He grew up playing lead guitar and singing in his father's
band, ForrestLee and the Shenandoans. Besides traditional guitar, Forrest also
plays pedal steel, keyboards, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.
Forrest started recording and experimenting with
effects at a young age, learning the craft of engineering along the
way. He has engineered and played multiple instruments on radio and
TV commercials for local and cable networks in Washington and Texas.
Forrest recorded his first full-length album at
age 15 with the grunge/metal power trio Equinox. He toured Canada for
over a year in 1991 with his country duo, Bobby T and Forrest Lee,
and they won Duo Of The Year in Twang Magazine that same year.
He moved to Nashville in 1995, and has since recorded
six independent albums ranging from country to blues to metal/grunge.
His most recent, with The Bendengos, was just released
at the end of 2008. He's also produced artists from all walks of musical
life in his studio, SoundSpace, and co manages Loretta Lynn's recording
Forrest is truly an expert at country guitar playing,
one of the top players on the Nashville scene. He is a steadily working
session player, and his music has been featured in TV shows on VH1,
CMT, MTV, Travel Channel, Food Netword, NBC, ABC, CBS, Friday Night
Lights, The Office, One Life To Live, HBO's Real Sex and many more.
He also co wrote (with Trent Willmon) and recorded
the whole sound track to the Movie Palo Pinto Gold.