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Lee Brice

Lee Brice
Lee Brice at 2011 Country Throwdown Tour
Background information
Born (1980-09-25) September 25, 1980 (age 33)[1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007-present
Labels Curb
Associated acts Jerrod Niemann, Doug Johnson, Jon Stone
Website

Lee Brice (born September 25, 1980) 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

Lee was born June 30, 1980 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

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

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

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.

Personal life

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

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
Love Like Crazy 9 44
Hard 2 Love
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
2 5

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
Heat

[13]
Love Like Crazy (EP)
  • Release date: February 2, 2010
  • Label: Asylum-Curb Records
  • Formats: Music download
56 46

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[14]
US Country Airplay
[15]
US
[16]
CAN
[17]
2007 "Overrated" Non-album song
"She Ain't Right" 29 Picture of Me (unreleased)
"Happy Endings" 32
2008 "Upper Middle Class White Trash" 44
2009 "Love Like Crazy" 3 45 77
  • US: PlatinumTemplate:Certification Cite Ref
Love Like Crazy
2010 "Beautiful Every Time" 30
2011 "A Woman Like You" 1 33 49
  • US: PlatinumTemplate:Certification Cite Ref
Hard 2 Love
2012 "Hard to Love" 4 1 27 51
  • US: PlatinumTemplate:Certification Cite Ref
"I Drive Your Truck" 6 1 47 53
2013 "Parking Lot Party"A 11 6 62 79
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Music videos

Year Video Director
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

Year Title[18] Artist Album
2006 "Beautiful High" Sister Hazel Absolutely
2007 "Not Every Man Lives" Jason Aldean Relentless
"More Than a Memory" Garth Brooks The Ultimate Hits
2008 "All Said and Done", "Love Finds Everyone" Cory Morrow Vagrants & Kings
2009 "Crazy Days", "What It Takes", "Down the Road" Adam Gregory Crazy Days
"Sorry Don't Matter" Jason Michael Carroll Growing Up Is Getting Old
"Just Fine" Bomshel Fight Like a Girl
"Still" Tim McGraw Southern Voice
2010 "You'll Always Be Beautiful" Blake Shelton Hillbilly Bone
"Homemade Mexico" Trailer Choir Tailgate
"Seven Days" Kenny Chesney Hemingway's Whiskey
2011 "Baby Blue Eyes" Josh Kelley Georgia Clay
"All Night to Get There" Craig Campbell Craig Campbell
"Where Did I Lose You" Mark Wills Looking for America
"Crazy Girl", "I Love You" Eli Young Band Life at Best
2012 "Only God Could Love You More", "Shinin' on Me" Jerrod Niemann Free the Music
2013 "Absolutely Nothing" Randy Houser How Country Feels
"Wish I Had A Boat" Tyler Farr Redneck Crazy

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[19] Nominated
Single Record of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"[19] Nominated
CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Love Like Crazy" Nominated
2012 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 ACM Awards Top New Male Artist Nominated
Song of the Year - "A Woman Like You" Nominated

References

External links

  • Official Lee Brice Website
  • Myspace

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