Artist Biography by Steve Huey (allmusic.com) Plumb Singer/songwriter Tiffany Arbuckle fronted the Dove Award-winning alternative rock band Plumb during the late ’90s, and adopted the name Plumb for her subsequent full-fledged solo career. She was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Atlanta, where she took several gigs as a backup singer and wound up touring in that capacity instead of going to college, as she’d planned. She relocated to Nashville, where she landed a record deal based on her session and backup work and formed Plumb with a neighbor, songwriter and producer Matt Bronleewe. Plumb issued two studio albums, 1997’s Plumb and 1999’s candycoatedwaterdrops, and built a following via its adult alternative rock sound.
When the group’s relationship with its label began to fray, it issued a hits compilation in 2000 and disbanded, with Arbuckle deciding to pursue work as a songwriter instead. However, a note from an inspired fan convinced her to soldier onward as a performer, and Arbuckle (now using Plumb as a stage name) inked a solo deal with Curb in 2003. That same year, she co-produced her solo debut, Beautiful Lumps of Coal, and landed two of its songs — „Sink n‘ Swim“ and „Boys Don’t Cry“ — on the soundtrack to the Gwyneth Paltrow film A View from the Top. Another compilation, Simply Plumb, arrived in 2005, followed by Chaotic Resolve in February 2006. Following that release, Arbuckle found herself pregnant with her second child, effectively rendering her unable to tour. Upon the urging of her husband, she remained home and penned the softly inspired Blink, which was released in October 2007. Arbuckle’s sixth studio album, Need You Now, arrived in 2013 and reached the number two slot on the Christian Albums charts.
Throughout her decade+ career as both a songwriter and recording artist, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (a.k.a. PLUMB) has established a highly respected voice in both Christian and mainstream circles. Beginning with her own chart-topping singles (Stranded, Boys Don’t Cry, God-Shaped Hole), Lee developed into a successful writer for others as well (such as Mandy Moore and Michelle Branch). The breadth of her creative relevance is driven by Lee’s otherworldly voice, making Plumb a perfect fit in numerous film & TV soundtracks (including Bruce Almighty, Vampire Diaries, and One Tree Hill), and widely embraced in the dance/remix community (#1 Billboard Hot Dance smash Hang On, others). With her biggest breakout single in years, the #1infectious rock/worship/inspiration anthem Need You Now (How Many Times), title track from a brand full-length album out February, PLUMB is sure to continue turning ears and hearts in 2013. Soundcloud.com