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At the age of seven Lem got his first guitar, and he hasn't put it down since.

Lem has a heart for country gospel music.  As a dedicated Christian his desire is to serve the Lord through the ministry of gospel music and encourage others in their spiritual walk.

In the early 1980's Lem began he professional music career when he was hired by  the Will Chaney Band to play lead guitar on a 45 record, and later joined the band.  He went on to co-found the Fender Benders country band which lead to a guest appearance with former Texas Playboy Cotton Roberts. 

In 1990 Lem and Kelly Baughman formed the gospel duo Hard Road, which later became the Hard Road Band that performed for 30 years .  It was during this time Lem met Darrel Dunn of the Circuit Riders, who also founded the Christian Country band "Mended Heart". 

In 1998 Lem was a guest performer for the Western Music Association at the Old Tucson Movie Studios in Tucson, AZ.


In 2004 Lem recorded the Run My Race album, a collection of original Christian County songs, and was asked to showcase music in Nashville, TN by the Christian Country Music Association (now International County Music Association).  Two of the songs from the album (Just Take It One Day at a Time, and This Town) went to #4 and #9 on the independent music charts. 


Lem spent 21 years as a national and state park ranger patrolling the backcountry performing rescues, fighting wildfires, riding boundary line, and hunting down poachers.  He found time to help out local ranchers with fence lines, cattle drives, and working livestock.​ It wasn't long before he was known as "Ranger Lem". 

In addition to Christian Country, Lem also performs cowboy and country western concerts with his new group Texas Prairie Wind.


Jay Gregory Radio Show

 “That’s some pew jumping music!”

 San Juan Co. Journal

 “…making a difference in family entertainment.”

WMA (Western Music Assoc.)

 “He is the real stuff…”

Power Source Magazine, music review

Run My Race

“This album is what I call traditional Country…talent for the whole family, from Grandpa to the youngest.”

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