Through the 1990s, contemporary Christian music vocalist Russ Lee became known as much for his enthusiasm for his tone of voice. After many years as business lead singer from the hitmaking CCM music group Newsong, Lee embarked on the single profession in the past due ’90s. Furthermore to his Dove honor nomination for Greatest Man Vocalist and his strikes with Newsong, Lee discovered success along with his single debut, Words with time, including a rousing track that was quickly to be the anthem for Lee and several CCM listeners, “Live What I REALLY BELIEVE.” Given birth to in Cleveland, TN, Lee was raised in the tiny Smokey Mountains city, hitting crisis during his teenage years, as he looked after his more youthful siblings while his mom battled with mental disease and his dad battled with alcoholism. In his early teenagers, he began operating outside the house, too, seeking self-reliance and balance. Lee first experienced music playing acoustic guitar in a pub music group, and got associated with drugs round the same age group, but became progressively dissatisfied along with his existence. Lee ultimately reached a breaking stage, began attending Cathedral, and changed his lifestyle around. His passion for ministry (Lee can be an ordained minister) and his appreciate of music ultimately resulted in Lee performing in the Christian group Truth, after that joining well-known CCM music group Newsong in the first ’90s. As business lead vocalist, Lee toured and documented many albums with Newsong. In the past due ’90s, Lee made a decision to pursue a single career and shifted from Atlanta, GA, back again to Tennessee, this time around along with his wife and kids. They shifted to Nashville, and there, Russ Lee embarked on his single career, putting your signature on to EMI’s Christian label, Sparrow Information, and dealing with manufacturers Brian McCloud (Sheryl Crow) and Glen Rosenstein (Caedmon’s Contact) on his debut record, Words with time (2000). This record features all first material — apart from Lee’s cover of the Mike as well as the Technicians strike, “The Living Years” — that melds his pop music affects along with his message. The starting cut on Phrases with time, “Live What I REALLY BELIEVE,” quickly became a preferred on Religious radio, and was a lot more enthusiastically received at live shows, becoming a sort of anthem for Lee and his Religious listeners. Later 2000 discovered Russ Lee on tour with vocal group Avalon, and finding your way through his function as Ruler Herod within a musical about the delivery of Jesus.