Lee Brice

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Lee Brice
Lee Brice at Country Throwdown Tour 2011.jpg
Lee Brice at Country Throwdown Tour 2011
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Mobley Brice, Jr.
Born(1979-06-10) June 10, 1979 (age 35)[1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-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 Country Throwdown Tour 2011
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Mobley Brice, Jr.
Born(1979-06-10) June 10, 1979 (age 35)[1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007-present
LabelsCurb
Associated actsJerrod Niemann, Doug Johnson, Jon Stone
Websitewww.leebrice.com

Lee Brice (born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr., June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer signed to Curb Records. Throughout his career, he had Billboard Year-End's Top Country Song of 2010 with "Love Like Crazy", the title track to his 2010 debut album; this song spent a total of 56 weeks the Hot Country Songs chart by peaking at #3 and setting a record for the longest run in the chart's history. His second album, Hard 2 Love (2012), has produced three number one singles with "A Woman Like You", its "title track", and "I Drive Your Truck" as well as the Top 10 hit "Parking Lot Party"; "A Woman Like You" is also his highest-charting single to date. His third album, I Don't Dance, followed in 2014 and its first single, the title track, became his fourth #1 in August of that same year.

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

Biography[edit]

Lee Brice was born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr. on June 10, 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina, to Kenneth, Sr. and Carleen Brice[1] His younger brother, Lewis, was a contestant on Season 1 of Country Music Television's Can You Duet.[3] As a child, he played piano and guitar, sang in church, and wrote his own songs.[2] He entered and won three different talent contests in high school.

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

Musical career[edit]

Lee Brice at Billy Bob's Texas for Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic in 2011

By 2007, Brice began 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's 2007 single "More Than a Memory",[2] the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to debut at #1.[4]

Also in 2007, he signed to Curb Records, releasing his debut single "She Ain't Right", which peaked at #29 on the country chart.[5] It was followed by "Happy Endings" and "Upper Middle Class White Trash" at #32 and #44.[5] 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, he charted with his fourth single, "Love Like Crazy",[6] 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.[7] "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.[8] 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.[9] "Love Like Crazy" ultimately peaked at #3. The album's second single was "Beautiful Every Time" at #30. Also in 2010, Brice co-wrote labelmate Tim McGraw's single "Still".[6]

2011-present: Hard 2 Love and I Don't Dance[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.[10] 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.

In early 2014, Brice released the single "I Don't Dance". It was the lead single to his third studio album of the same name, which was released on September 9, 2014. Brice produced the album by himself.[11] "I Don't Dance" became Brice's fourth number one hit in August 2014.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2013, Brice married his longtime girlfriend Sara Nanette Reeveley. The couple have two children: Takoda Brice-Reeveley (born in 2008) and Ryker Mobley Brice (born in 2013).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeaksCertificationsSales
US Cou.
[12]
US
[13]
CAN
[14]
Love Like Crazy944
Hard 2 Love
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
25
I Don't Dance
  • Release date: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
155
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeaks
US Cou.
[12]
US
Heat.

[19]
Love Like Crazy
  • Release date: February 2, 2010
  • Label: Asylum-Curb Records
  • Formats: Music download
5646

Singles[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US Hot Cou.
[20]
US Cou. Air.
[21]
US
[22]
CAN Cou.
[23]
CAN
[24]
"She Ain't Right"200729Picture of Me
"Happy Endings"32
"Upper Middle Class White Trash"200844
"Love Like Crazy"200934577Love Like Crazy
"Beautiful Every Time"201030
"A Woman Like You"201113349Hard 2 Love
"Hard to Love"2012412751
"I Drive Your Truck"6147353
"Parking Lot Party"201311662879
"I Don't Dance"20145133340I Don't Dance
"Drinking Class"A613602574
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

TitleYearPeaksAlbum
US Hot Cou.
[20]
CAN
[24]
"Girls in Bikinis"20143261I Don't Dance
"That Don't Sound Like You"3975
"Good Man"4376

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"
2014"I Don't Dance"[36]Ryan Smith
"Drinking Class"[37]

Songs written by Lee Brice[edit]

YearTitle[38]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
"Get Up"Robin MeadeCount on Me
2014"Buzz Back Girl", "We Know How to Rock"Jerrod NiemannHigh Noon

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryResult
2011Academy of Country Music AwardsSong of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[39]Nominated
Single Record of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[39]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"[40]Nominated
Best Country Song - "I Drive Your Truck"[40]Nominated
2014CMA AwardsSong of the Year - "I Don't Dance"Nominated

References[edit]

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