Over the past 28 years, Michelle Lee has continued her hard work and boots on the ground approach to giving the fans the best show she can. During the past few years, Michelle Lee has been recognized by the prestigious bluegrass organizations. In 2019, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) named Michelle Lee as Broadcaster of the Year. In the history of this award, she is only the fourth woman to win this honor. Prior to winning in 2019, Michelle Lee was also nominated for the IBMA Broadcaster of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2022. Along with being recognized by IBMA, Michelle Lee was named the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) DJ of the Year in 2022 and nominated for DJ of the Year for SPBGMA in 2020 and 2023. Being honored by these two organizations has inspired her even more to provide the best shows and to continue showcasing the awesome music created by all the great songwriters and artists.
Michelle Lee has composed weekly shows that have provided listeners a wide range of education along with entertainment and through that, has exposed many new artists to various listeners. Every on-air show Michelle Lee performs, you will experience her passion, creativity, diversity, and drive to be the best. Along with on-air, she has emceed at several Bluegrass Festivals, events and cruises. Many colleagues and listeners describe her as “all things Bluegrass”.
Michelle Lee was one of 25 people accepted into the Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2020. While absorbing the highest level of leadership quality and knowledge, Michelle Lee grasped a greater appreciation and better understanding of all aspects in the music industry. Participating in a platform with multiple workshops, she has been able to become a better On-Air Radio Personality by applying the new tools.
Michelle Lee is currently the host of her live streaming show MICHELLE LEE ON AIR which is found on her website, michelleleeonair.com, and through the LIVE 365 app. The Bluegrass Borderline show is syndicated, being shared with WOBL, Southern Branch Bluegrass (SBB) Radio and Bluegrass Planet Radio. Over the last couple years, Michelle Lee decided to merge her Smoked Country Jam and Bluegrass Borderline shows to provide a greater opportunity for artists to do interviews (live or over phone), giving fans more chances of hearing from their favorite artists and enjoying the great music of both country and bluegrass.
Michelle Lee loves sharing Country and Bluegrass music in the hopes of providing; that break in the day you need, the favorite song of your lost loved one, the fast beat/picking that causes you to dance or tap toes, the love song that gives an extra heartbeat or to introduce/rekindle your connection to God. Music definitely has ways of providing escapes and/or pathways of helping others in need. Do yourself a favor and tune into Michelle Lee’s next on-air show at michelleleeonair.com and make your day better.
Read below some quotes regarding Michelle Lee:
“All our label artists and promoters agree that she is leading the way into the modern world of high standard music programming.” Ty Gilpin, Senior Director of Marketing at Crossroads Label Group
“Michelle Lee’s professionalism Is unmatched, and her Bluegrass Borderline show has grown into one of the most important radio programs in the Bluegrass industry! Michelle’s knowledge of bluegrass history and her talent of interviewing artists makes her one of the best we have, and I appreciate her so much!” Jerry Salley, Singer Songwriter
“Michelle Lee is the best interviewer, it’s never an interview… always a living room conversation. The best kind of radio!” Brian Smith, Owner/President Leadership Artists LLC
So many states, “I am so proud to call her a friend”.