Country Pioneer Dies

Country music industry pioneer Buddy Lee, CEO of Nashville’s oldest and largest privately owned country music agency, passed away Friday, February 13th in Houston, Texas, of respiratory failure. Lee, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, died at the age of 65. His booking agency empire was established in the mid 60s with Audrey Williams, wife of the late Hank Williams Sr. Originally named Aud-Lee Attractions — booking Hank Williams Jr. as its first client — the company became Buddy Lee Attractions in 1968.