About Brenda Lee’s Husband, Ronnie Shacklett (Biography)

Ronnie Shacklett
NEW YORK CITY – MAY 24: Singer Brenda Lee and husband Ronnie Shacklett attend the “Legendary Ladies of Song” Gala to Benefit the New York League for the Hard of Hearing on May 24, 1990 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Date of Birth 1944
Profession Singer
Wife Brenda Lee
Net Worth $20 million


Ronnie Shacklett is the husband of Brenda Lee. Brenda is a popular singer known for her country and pop performances.

Who is Ronnie Shacklett?

Ronnie Shacklett’s date of birth, home town and parents’ information are not known right now. We also don’t have any idea about his early life and education.

Brenda, on the other hand, was born as Brenda Mae in 1944. She is an American singer and she mainly has grip over the genres like country, rock and pop. During her career as a singer, she had around 47 chart hits. Most of her hits came in the 1960s.

In fact, she was only surpassed by Elvis, Ray Charles and The Beatles in that decade. She is known for the song ‘I’m Sorry’ and her Christmas hit ‘Rocking around the Christmas tree.

Brenda had a small height of barely 5 feet and this gained her a nickname “Little Miss Dynamite.” She recorded the song “Dynamite” when she was 12 and it was earliest hit that got a major international following. 

Lee also returned to the charts with her recording Johnny One Time later and that song reached number 3 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart.

The song also got her a Grammy Nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal. She is also inducted in the Hall of Fame and she also has a Lifetime Achievement award.

Lee is also the only woman to be inducted in both Rock and Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame. She lives in Nashville right now.

Relationship with Ronnie

Lee met Ronnie on November 1962. The pair met at a concert in Nash Ville. The two married in 1963. It was less than 6 months after they met that they actually tied the knot which is pretty fast.

Ronnie Shacklett got married to his wife when she was young. In fact, Ronnie himself was only 19 when they got married, his wife’s age was 18. Their marriage was done in the Radnor Church of Christ and only the family members were allowed in the marriage. This marriage was a blessing for Brenda as Ronnie was able to protect her from the exploitation that she was facing because of the music industry.

Lee and Shacklett had two daughters Jolie and Julie. And they also have grandchildren Taylor, Jordan and Charlie.

Who is Ronnie’s Wife Brenda Lee?

Ronnie’s Wife Brenda Lee is the world famous recording artist. She has gotten many awards and accolades from the Music Industry and she is also considered incredibly talented and famous. Brenda is even listed in the Hall of Fame by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

In addition, she has gotten a few Grammy Awards in addition to the number of other awards and credits. She sings in front of fans all over the world. Brenda was born in a pretty poor family but her parents were able to raise her with the help of the cotton industry. Her father worked in construction and was even killed in a construction accident when Brenda was still eight. Brenda started singing to support her family but after a while she got so much better that she became a professional recording artist.


Very little is known about Ronnie’s career. His wife has a really great career though.

Lee had a really pretty face as well as great voice. More than that, her stage presence was the real selling point. She was on the stage since 5 years old.

Because of this, she won many local singing contests in elementary school. In addition, she was also rewarded a live appearance on an Atlanta show titled Star makers.

Her breakthrough though, came in 1955. She turned down an offer to appear in a local radio to meet Red Foley and this is how she was noticed by people in power.

Her biggest hit came in the late 50s and the mid 60s. This was the time when she fused genre and had pop songs that sounded like Rock and Roll.

Her biggest hits were songs such as Sweet Nothing, I want to be wanted, You can depend on me, Dum Dum, Emotions, Everybody Loves me but you and As usual. Aside this, she made a lot of records, sold a lot of records, tickets, toured internationally and made a lot of money!

Ronnie Shacklett Net Worth

As Ronnie is a really old person with no social media and likes to keep everything private, we have no way of knowing what he does or how much he earns. But we can provide you with Brenda Lee’s net worth. Brenda is worth $20 million as of 2021.

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