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Candy Lee is an award winning singer/songwriter hailing from the Ozark Mountains. She’s a multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic writing style that draws from her love of Americana, 1940s Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues and Funk. But her music is far from traditional. She puts a shine on it all with a modern indie polish, and a unique, crystal clear voice that leaves listeners feeling like they’ve had a breath of fresh air.  

Candy Lee was the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. She was a finalist for the Song of Arkansas Contest in 2014, and a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalists at the 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival. Candy Lee was this year’s winner of the Ozark Regional Songwriter Showcase. Her duo, Melody Pond has also been nominated for the upcoming 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards for Best Acoustic Act, where they performed Candy Lee's nominated song, "Here in Arkansas". 

Many times those of us that are always in search of great artists cross paths with many diamonds in the rough but rarely run right into one that is naturally cut and polished. So, I was elated when I happened upon Candy Lee.”

— Donny Pitre, The Indie Review 

Candy Lee’s voice changes tone and pitch from song to song; the voice services the song, rather than the other way around.”

— Shelton Hull, Folio Weekly

There’s just something sweet about the Fayetteville singer-songwriter, Candy Lee. Her voice and music likens to a silkier Regina Spektor, with quirkiness and serenity balanced in the feel of the music. It feels angelic in a whole…” ”

— Nick Brothers, The Free Weekly