Lee Brice

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Lee Brice
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Brice at Country Throwdown Tour 2011
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Mobley Brice, Jr.
Born (1979-06-10) June 10, 1979 (age 39) [1]
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S. [2]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2007–present
Labels Curb
Associated acts
Website leebrice.com

Lee Brice (born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr., June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Curb Records. Brice has released four albums for the label: Love Like Crazy , Hard to Love , I Don't Dance and Lee Brice . He has also released eleven singles, of which four were written by his cousin, Michael Cericola, and have charted at number one on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay: "A Woman Like You", "Hard to Love", "I Drive Your Truck", and "I Don't Dance". He has also charted within the top 10 with "Love Like Crazy", "Parking Lot Party", "Drinking Class", and "That Don't Sound Like You". "Love Like Crazy" was the top country song of 2010 according to Billboard Year-End, and broke a 62-year-old record for the longest run on the country chart.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.

Curb Records American record label

Curb Records is an American major record label started by Mike Curb originally as Sidewalk Records in 1963. From 1969 to 1973, Curb merged with MGM Records where Curb served as President of MGM and Verve Records.

<i>Love Like Crazy</i> 2010 studio album by Lee Brice

Love Like Crazy is the debut studio album by American country music artist Lee Brice. It was released on June 8, 2010, via Curb Records. Prior to the album's release, Brice charted three singles: "She Ain't Right," "Happy Endings" and "Upper Middle Class White Trash." The album's title track debuted in August 2009. The album's second single "Beautiful Every Time" released to radio on October 25, 2010.

Contents

Besides his own material, he has also co-written singles for artists like Garth Brooks, Adam Gregory, the Eli Young Band, and Tim McGraw. One of his compositions, Brooks's "More Than a Memory", was the first song ever to debut at number one on the country chart, while the Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" was the Billboard Year-End top country song of 2011.

Garth Brooks American country music singer

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Adam Gregory Canadian musician

Adam Gregory is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 2000, he has recorded four studio albums to date, including The Way I'm Made (2000) and Workin' on It (2002), both on Epic Records, and a self-titled album in 2006 on Mensa Records. He has charted several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two singles which were also Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States. In 2010, Gregory starred in WWJD, a film-based on In His Steps by Charles Sheldon.

Eli Young Band

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Biography

Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr. was born 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.

Sumter, South Carolina City in South Carolina, United States

Sumter is a city in and the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Known as the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area, the namesake county adjoins Clarendon and Lee to form the core of Sumter-Lee-Clarendon tricounty area of South Carolina that includes the three counties in the east central Piedmont. The population was 39,643 at the 2000 census, and it rose to 40,524 at the 2010 census.

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Piano musical instrument

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He attended Clemson University on a football scholarship. He played special teams there as the long snapper, but after an arm injury, he decided to focus on a country music career although he is not listed on any official Clemson roster.

Clemson University university in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is an American public, coeducational, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2017 semester, the university enrolled a total of 19,402 undergraduate students and 4,985 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400 acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

American football Team field sport

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Musical career

Brice at Billy Bob's Texas for Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic in 2011 Lee Brice.png
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 among others. [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 number one. [4]

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Also in 2007, he signed to Curb Records, releasing his debut single "She Ain't Right", which peaked at number 29 on the country chart. [5] It was followed by "Happy Endings" and "Upper Middle Class White Trash" at numbers 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".

Crazy Days (song) single by Adam Gregory

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2009–10: Love Like Crazy

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 Hot Country Songs 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 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". [6]

2011–present: Hard 2 Love, I Don't Dance and Lee Brice

Brice 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 one on the Country Airplay chart. "Hard to Love" became his second number one 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 6 on the Country Airplay chart in November 2013. Brice also co-produced the single "Love Is War" for the duo American Young, a duo whose membership includes "A Woman Like You" co-writer Jon Stone. [11]

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. [12] "I Don't Dance" became Brice's fourth number one hit in August 2014. "Drinking Class" is the album's second single. it peaked at number two on the Country Airplay chart in May 2015. The album's third single, "That Don't Sound Like You" released to country radio on May 11, 2015.

On November 23, 2017, Brice released the self-titled album, Lee Brice. It is his fourth album and it was released via Curb Records. The album's lead single is "Boy", featuring 14 other songs. [13]

Personal life

In April 2013, Brice married his longtime girlfriend Sara Nanette Reeveley. The couple have three children: sons Takoda Brice-Reeveley (born in 2008) and Ryker Mobley Brice (born in 2013), and daughter Trulee Nanette Brice (born in 2017). Brice's cousin and often music inspiration, Michael Cericola, serves as the children's god father. [14] Reeveley is featured on the track "See About a Girl" on Hard 2 Love. [15]

Discography

Studio albums

Songs written by Lee Brice

YearTitle [16] ArtistAlbum
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
"Tougher Than a Man" Cowboy Crush Cowboy Crush
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
"Back Home"Charles EstenThe Music of Nashville, Season 1: The Complete Collection
2013"Absolutely Nothing" Randy Houser How Country Feels
"Wish I Had a Boat" Tyler Farr Redneck Crazy
"Get Up" Robin Meade Count on Me
2014"Buzz Back Girl", "We Know How to Rock"Jerrod Niemann High Noon
"Wasn't Gonna Drink Tonight" American Young American Young (EP)
2016"Boy" Faith Hill Deep Tracks

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryResult
2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year — "Love Like Crazy" [17] Nominated
Single Record of the Year — "Love Like Crazy" [17] Nominated
CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Love Like Crazy"Nominated
2012 CMA Awards New Artist of the YearNominated
2013ACM AwardsTop New Male ArtistNominated
Song of the Year — "A Woman Like You"Nominated
2014 Grammy Awards Best Country Solo Performance — "I Drive Your Truck" [18] Nominated
Best Country Song — "I Drive Your Truck" [18] Nominated
2014CMA AwardsSong of the Year — "I Don't Dance"Nominated

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