The Grammy nominated and multi award winning songwriter cut his teeth in the Texas honkytonks. Playing a mix of blues and country music is where he first found his own songs. In 1996, After a few years as a staff writer David and co-writer Tony Lane landed their first cut together “This Old Heart" on Terri Clark’s “How I Feel” cd in 1998 and in 1999 John Michael Montgomery’s title cut “This One’s Gonna Leave a Mark”.

His first Top 10 came with Leann Womack’s “Now You See Me Now you Don't" in 1999, followed by Brad Martin's "Before I Knew Better” in 2002.

In 2003 David signed with BMG Music Publishing and co-wrote his first #1 song “19 Somethin” for Mark Wills, “Letters From Home” for John Michael Montgomery and received a Song of the Year Grammy nomination for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s riveting love song “I Need You” followed by second #1 hit “Lucky Man" performed by Montgomery Gentry.

Later after the sale of BMG, David found a new home at Universal Music Publishing and wrote for six years having another #1 with Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It”, Alan Jackson’s “You Go Your Way”, Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World”, two Trace Adkins releases “I Wanna Feel Somethin" and “This Ain’t No Love Song” and continued to score cuts by artist such as George Strait, Kix Brooks, Clay Davidson, Billy Currington and others.

In 2012 David signed with Ten- Ten Music Group (Barry Coburn) and in2014-2015 had two number one songs on the Texas charts by artist Cody Johnson, “Me and My Kind” and “Cowboy Like Me”.

In October of 2015 the legendary multi award holding band Alabama cut two of Lee’s songs “Come Find Me” and their first radio single in over 14 years, “I Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet”.