Lee Brice

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Lee Brice
Lee Brice at Country Throwdown Tour 2011.jpg
Lee Brice at 2011 Country Throwdown Tour
Background information
Born(1979-06-10) June 10, 1979 (age 34)[1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007-present
LabelsCurb
Associated actsJerrod Niemann, Doug Johnson, Jon Stone
Websitewww.leebrice.com
 
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Lee Brice
Lee Brice at Country Throwdown Tour 2011.jpg
Lee Brice at 2011 Country Throwdown Tour
Background information
Born(1979-06-10) June 10, 1979 (age 34)[1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007-present
LabelsCurb
Associated actsJerrod Niemann, Doug Johnson, Jon Stone
Websitewww.leebrice.com

Lee Brice (born June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer signed to Curb Records. His highest-charting single is "A Woman Like You", which reached No. 1 in April 2012. He also had Billboard's Top Country Song of 2010 with "Love Like Crazy", the title track to his 2010 debut album; the song spent 56 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at No. 3 and setting a record for the longest run in the chart's history. His second album, Hard 2 Love, has produced No. 1 singles in "A Woman Like You" "Hard to Love," and "I Drive Your Truck."

Besides his own material, he has co-written singles for Garth Brooks, Adam Gregory, Eli Young Band and Tim McGraw.

Biography[edit]

Lee was born June 10, 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina.[1] As a child, Lee learned to play the piano in addition to singing in church and writing his own songs and also played the guitar.[2] Lee entered and won three different talent contests in high school.

Lee attended Clemson University on a football scholarship. Lee played special teams as the long snapper, but, after an arm injury, Lee decided to focus on a country music career.

Musical career[edit]

By 2007, Lee had begun working as a songwriter, with cuts by Jason Aldean, Keith Gattis, and Cowboy Crush.[2] Along with Billy Montana and Kyle Jacobs, he co-wrote Garth Brooks' 2007 single "More Than a Memory",[2] which became the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to debut at number 1.[3]

Also in 2007, he signed to Curb Records, releasing his debut single "She Ain't Right", which peaked number 29 on the country chart.[4] It was followed by "Happy Endings" and "Upper Middle Class White Trash" at numbers 32 and 44, respectively.[4] All three songs were to have been included on an album entitled Picture of Me,[2] which was never released. He continued to write songs for others, including Canadian singer Adam Gregory's singles "Crazy Days" and "What It Takes". He appeared on Cledus T. Judd's 2007 album Boogity, Boogity - A Tribute to the Comedic Genius of Ray Stevens, singing duet vocals on a rendition of the Albert E. Brumley gospel song "Turn Your Radio On".

2009-2010: Love Like Crazy[edit]

In August 2009, Brice charted with his fourth single, "Love Like Crazy",[5] a song written by Tim James and Doug Johnson. It was the first release from his debut album of the same name, on which he co-produced all but one track with Johnson.[6] "Love Like Crazy" reached Top 10 on the country music chart in July 2010 during its forty-sixth week on the chart, setting a record for the slowest climb into the Top 10.[7] In September 2010, the song charted for a fifty-sixth week, making it the longest-charting song in the chart's history; it broke a record set by Eddy Arnold, whose 1948 single "Bouquet of Roses" spent fifty-four weeks on the chart.[8] "Love Like Crazy" ultimately peaked at number 3. The album's second single was "Beautiful Every Time" at number 30. Also in 2010, Brice co-wrote labelmate Tim McGraw's single "Still".[5]

2011-present: Hard 2 Love[edit]

Lee released his sixth single, "A Woman Like You", in late 2011. It was the first release from a second album for Curb, Hard 2 Love, which was released on April 24, 2012.[9] In April 2012, it became his first number 1 on the country charts. "Hard to Love" became his second number 1 in late 2012. The album's third single, "I Drive Your Truck", was released on December 3, 2012 and reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in 2013. The album's fourth single, "Parking Lot Party", was released to country radio on May 13, 2013 and peaked at number six on the Country Airplay chart in November 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Brice's younger brother, Lewis, was a contestant on Season 1 of Country Music Television's Can You Duet.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
Love Like Crazy944
Hard 2 Love
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
25

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
Heat

[14]
Love Like Crazy (EP)
  • Release date: February 2, 2010
  • Label: Asylum-Curb Records
  • Formats: Music download
5646

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[16]
US
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
2007"She Ain't Right"29Picture of Me (unreleased)
"Happy Endings"32
2008"Upper Middle Class White Trash"44
2009"Love Like Crazy"34577Love Like Crazy
2010"Beautiful Every Time"30
2011"A Woman Like You"13349Hard 2 Love
2012"Hard to Love"412751
"I Drive Your Truck"6147353
2013"Parking Lot Party"11662879
2014"I Don't Dance"A244810157TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
2007"She Ain't Right"Eric Welch
2010"Love Like Crazy"
2011"Beautiful Every Time"
"A Woman Like You"
2012"Hard to Love"
"I Drive Your Truck"

Songs written by Lee Brice[edit]

YearTitle[25]ArtistAlbum
2006"Beautiful High"Sister HazelAbsolutely
2007"Not Every Man Lives"Jason AldeanRelentless
"More Than a Memory"Garth BrooksThe Ultimate Hits
2008"All Said and Done", "Love Finds Everyone"Cory MorrowVagrants & Kings
2009"Crazy Days", "What It Takes", "Down the Road"Adam GregoryCrazy Days
"Sorry Don't Matter"Jason Michael CarrollGrowing Up Is Getting Old
"Just Fine"BomshelFight Like a Girl
"Still"Tim McGrawSouthern Voice
2010"You'll Always Be Beautiful"Blake SheltonHillbilly Bone
"Homemade Mexico"Trailer ChoirTailgate
"Seven Days"Kenny ChesneyHemingway's Whiskey
2011"Baby Blue Eyes"Josh KelleyGeorgia Clay
"All Night to Get There"Craig CampbellCraig Campbell
"Where Did I Lose You"Mark WillsLooking for America
"Crazy Girl", "I Love You"Eli Young BandLife at Best
2012"Only God Could Love You More", "Shinin' on Me"Jerrod NiemannFree the Music
2013"Absolutely Nothing"Randy HouserHow Country Feels
"Wish I Had A Boat"Tyler FarrRedneck Crazy

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryResult
2011Academy of Country Music AwardsSong of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[26]Nominated
Single Record of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[26]Nominated
CMT Music AwardsUSA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"Nominated
2012CMA AwardsNew Artist of the YearNominated
2013ACM AwardsTop New Male ArtistNominated
Song of the Year - "A Woman Like You"Nominated
2014Grammy AwardsBest Country Solo Performance - "I Drive Your Truck"[27]Nominated
Best Country Song - "I Drive Your Truck"[27]Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (24 May 2010). "Pictures of Lee: Hit songwriter Lee Brice puts the finishing touches on his debut album". Country Weekly 17 (21): 50–51. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Deming, Mark. "Lee Brice biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Back on Top". Great American Country. 5 September 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 59. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ a b Hackett, Vernell (21 September 2009). "Lee Brice Says It's OK to Let His Songs Go". The Boot. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Love Like Crazy (CD booklet). Lee Brice. Curb Records. 2010. 78977.
  7. ^ Trust, Gary (8 July 2010). "Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins". Billboard. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Trust, Gary (7 September 2010). "Lee Brice Breaks Country Songs Longevity Record". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Conaway, Alanna. Lee Brice’s Sophomore Album ‘Hard 2 Love’ in Stores April 24. TasteofCountry.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  10. ^ http://www.cmt.com/shows/series/can_you_duet/season_one_contestants/lewis_brice.jhtml
  11. ^ a b "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Lee Brice – Hard 2 Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – Love Like Crazy". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – A Woman Like You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – Hard to Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  24. ^ "American single certifications – Lee Brice – Parking Lot Party". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  25. ^ "Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney lead ACM Award Nominations". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  27. ^ a b "Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 

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