Tiffany Arbuckle was born in Indiana but spent most of her childhood in Georgia. Growing up she would sing at school and church. After high school she enrolled in nursing school. To help pay her tuition she started working as a backup singer. She began focusing her attention to music full time. She moved to Nashville where she met Matt Bronlewee, one of the original members of Jars of Clay. He was living next door. When she was signed to Essential Records at age 20 she had him co-write and produce her album. She and her band called themselves Plumb after the Suzanne Vega song My Favorite Plum. The album Plumb was released in 1997. After the band finished touring with the Jars of Clay CD sales had surpassed 100,000 copies. That album was followed by candycoatedwaterdrops in 1999 which won the Dove award for Modern Rock Album of the Year. Following this album she married Jeremy Lee from the indie band Ashbury. Even though she was relatively successful Tiffany Arbuckle Lee was not happy in her career. She was having problems with her label and was planning to leave the music industry altogether. In the year 2000 she released a best of album and went to perform at what she decided would be her last concert. Just a few hours before she took the stage, however, she got a letter from a fan. It said that Damaged, a song about dealing with abuse, had changed her life. Plumb decided to stay in the music industry as a solo artist.
She soon signed with Curb Records and in 2003 released an album called Beautiful Lumps of Coal. That was followed by Chaotic Resolve in 2006. Plumb’s album, Blink was released in 2007, and Beautiful History in 2009. Her album Faster than a Bullet is set to be released in 2011.