Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
Celebrated Name: Brenda Lee
Real Name/Full Name: Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender: Female
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: 11th December 1944
Birth Place: Atlanta Georgia
Nationality: American
Height: 1.45m
Weight: 55kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Ronnie Shacklett
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jolie and Julie)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Brenda Lee Lesbian?: NO
Profession: Singer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $22 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Brenda Lee’s real names are Brenda Mae Tarpley, who is known for singing rockabilly, pop, and country music. She became popular in the song of 1958 “Rockin around the Christmas” and also the 1960 hit song “I’m sorry.” In 1960 she was ranked number four for the music of that decade. When she was 12 years, she recorded the song “Dynamite,” and because she was very, she was nicknamed “little miss dynamite.” She was one of the pop musicians of her time. In the music industry, she is the only woman known to sing both rock and country music. She has gained a lot of awards from her singing.

Maybe you know about Brenda Lee very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Brenda Lee’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Brenda Lee was born on 11th December 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. Her family was not well up. Thus, she was born in a charity ward, Grady Memorial Hospital. Her parents were her mother, Annie Grace, and her father, Reuben Lindsey. Because of the condition of her family, she had to share a bed with her other two siblings, a brother and a sister in their three-roomed house. Brenda went to grade schools, but it depended on the area her parents found work.

She started to sing at their church when she was still young. She used to listen to music from their battery-powered radio and then go and perform then in their church. Her sister and mother used to take her to a candy store where she could sing and earn some money from singing when she was three years old.

Personal Life

Brenda Lee is a married woman. She met her husband Ronnie Shacklett, in November 1962 at a concert. After a period of six months, they got married in April 1963. Together they were blessed with two daughters, Jolie and Julie. Furthermore, she has three grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, and Charley.

Brenda’s father died in 1953. Her mother later remarried in 1955 to Jay Rainwater, and they moved to Cincinnati, where Jay used to work in the record store. Here Brenda would sing on weekends, and her mother always looked for singing jobs to her.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 11th December 1944, Brenda Lee is 79 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. Her height is 1.45m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Brenda Lee started singing when she was still a little child. She used to sing in her church the songs she listened from their radio. When she was six years, she won a contest that was sponsored by elementary schools and won a live performance on Atlanta radio show. Even when her father died in 1953, she became the breadwinner from singing in local radios and TV shows.

Brenda became popular by her songs from 1958 to 1966 when she produced most of the songs and became the hits in various events. Her song in 1957 “Dynamite” let her nickname little miss dynamite because she was very short, and when she performed, the microphone would be lowered for her to reach it. Throughout her life, she has produced many songs and are popular even outside the US.

Awards & Achievements

Brenda Lee has been able to get various awards from her singing career. She started to sing when she was very little, thus gained a lot of fame and acknowledgment when still young. In 1961, she participated in the Grammy Awards for best female pop vocal performance for the song “I’m sorry,” but she lost it.

In the following three years, she was nominated by NME Awards for the World Female singer, where she won in those three years. Again Grammy Awards nominated her in 1980 she won for the best female country vocal performance and also in 1999 she won again for the hall of fame induction still with Grammy awards. Other awards include country album of the year in 2008 and lifetime achievement award in 2009.

Net Worth & Salary of Brenda Lee in 2024

Brenda Lee Net Worth
Brenda Lee Net Worth

As of June 2024, Brenda lee has a net worth of $22 million. Her salary is estimated to be 3.47 million dollars per year. She has earned her income from singing. She started singing when she was still young and could still earn some money from singing on radios and TV shows.

Brenda Lee is a very successful lady. She is termed as one of the richest singers of her time. She loved music and started singing when she was still young, and when her father died, she became the breadwinner of the family. This has made her receive a lot of awards from her singing.


  1. I was also born in 1944 and I’ve been an admirer since I first heard her on the radio. I heard that Ms. Lee has suffered some physical problems over the last few decades. I saw her on the Ken Burns History of Country Music and she was always seated. I hope she’s okay. Her music is a touching reminder of my teens and twenties. Every song was a masterpiece. Boots Randolph and the Anita Kerr Singers were the perfect compliment to her soulful voice. Thanks for the memories, Ms. Brenda.

  2. I was named after Brenda Lee I have loved her all my life she is a very special of GODS CREATION GOD BLESS YOU BRENDA LEE I LOVE YOU

  3. I saw Brenda Lee a few years ago in Oklahoma, her voice was still as beautiful as it was when she was young. She gave a wonderful performance friendly to the crowd. ( I have listen to her all my life } Thank you LIL MISS DYNAMITE

  4. Omg I just love this Lady I still play all her songs I especially love her song is it true . Thank you Brenda Lee for your beautiful voice love from Australia

  5. I was On the “Freddie Miller Talent Television Talent Show” in the 60’s – at an Atlanta Ga. Television station As an Audition for the “Ted Mack Television Program” One Week after She was on….I Played the Accordion on his show…..Almost got to Meet her then- But Wasn’t that lucky…..Brenda Lee had Just left the Station as I was getting there. But always Loved to Here her sing…. Ron Bunn

  6. I was On the “Freddie Miller Talent Television Talent Show” in the 60’s – at an Atlanta Ga. Television station As an Audition for the “Ted Mack Television Program” One Week after She was on….I Played the Accordion on his show…..Almost got to Meet her then- But Wasn’t that lucky…..Brenda Lee had Just left the Station as I was getting there. But always Loved to Here her sing…. Ron Bunn

  7. It was my love for Brenda Lee that kept me alive all these years (73)… Used to save up that 97 cents to get her newest 45 hit. Used to imitate her a karaoke places, make em ooh and ahh singing her best Kansas City version… Always imagined meeting somewhere to sing a duet with her but that’s okay. Am just glad she’s had a wonderful life, still doin me proud being a remarkable person all these years. I did manage to watch a taped concert made years back. Golly she was great then and now. You are a star I could be proud of and still proud of. They just don’t come any better…. Too sad ya never got to do a song with Stevie Nix and even Adele….oh gosh wouldn’t that be tremendous!!! Stay forever sweet dear friend, always in my heart as a dang good role model!!!

  8. I’ve always been a fan of hers! I’m 74, so I grew up listening to her My all time favorite female singer! Love to see her perform again. Love the song. All ya gotta and Coming o. Strong!

  9. I first saw and loved Brenda when she appeared on the Red Foley Show. She sang Jambola. That little catch in her voice won the hearts of America. My 2 super faves are Rockin Around The Christmas Tree and Sweet Nothins.

  10. Have always enjoyed Brenda Lee’s music’s since I was in my teens. I was born 1940.
    I will be 82 in June. Saw her on Circle Channel in an Interview with Bill Cody.
    I came to this Website to learn more and I had forgotten what year she was born.
    So amazing she remains a star throughout her life. Wonderful lady. I plan to buy her

  11. I hope Brenda sees this. Big fan! 47 years in the radio business, and I remember my first radio job, in Forest City, NC. It was just before Christmas. I looked forward to “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” every time it came up on the playlist. Still play it today. Memories. Brenda, you still look amazing. Merry Christmas.


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