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At the dawn of the 2010s, a time when mainstream country teemed with buff hunks singing party-hearty anthems, Lee Brice offered a subtler alternative. Also raised on a combination of contemporary rock and post-Garth Brooks country, Brice gravitated toward craft, not bluster. He wasn't adverse to good times -- he had a country hit in 2013 called "Parking Lot Party" -- but he specialized in heart-on-sleeve ballads like "A Woman Like You," "Hard to Love," "I Drive Your Truck," and "I Don't Dance," Top 10 country singles that showcased his supple, weathered voice and skilled song structure. The latter is what first brought him attention in Nashville -- he penned songs for Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, and his idol Brooks -- but the former is what turned him into a star in the early years of the 2010s. By that point, Brice had been toiling away at a career for the better part of a decade. A native of Sumter, South Carolina, he learned how to sing at church and when he was seven, he began playing piano. Next came the guitar and by the age of 10, he had started writing his own songs, partially under the influence of his father's favorite artists, the Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama. The performing bug bit him in high school, where he won the school's talent contest for three straight years, and he started to expand his horizons, spending time listening to rock & roll but settling on Garth Brooks as his idol. In addition to music, Brice played football. He earned a scholarship to Clemson University but once he suffered an arm injury, he decided to devote himself to music. On the advice of Doug Johnson, Brice moved to Nashville where Johnson would later sign the fledgling songwriter, to a publishing contract as soon as he became an A&R man at Curb Records. Brice began placing songs with major-league artists, starting with a tune for the rock band Sister Hazel in 2006, which led to Jason Aldean recording "Not Every Man Lives" for his 2007 album Relentless, and Garth Brooks cutting "More Than a Memory" for a bonus track on 2007's The Ultimate Hits. Things were beginning to break Brice's way behind the scenes but he was having a harder time in front of the microphone. In 2007, he signed with Curb as a recording artist and cut an album called Picture of Me but none of the released singles -- "She Ain't Right," "Happy Endings," and "Upper Middle Class White Trash" -- made waves on the charts. He spent 2008 writing professionally as he retooled his own music, re-emerging in 2009 with "Love Like Crazy." He had finally hit the right formula: the single stayed on the charts for over a year, eventually reaching number three on the Billboard Country Charts on its way to platinum certification. An album, also called Love Like Crazy, showed up in June 2010 and while it wasn't a smash, the hit single laid down the foundation for a successful career. Brice returned in late 2011 with "A Woman Like You," the first single from 2012's Hard 2 Love. "A Woman Like You" became his first number one single and opened the door for the success of Hard 2 Love, which went gold on the strength of the Top 10 country singles "Hard to Love" and "I Drive Your Truck," as well as the gold single "Parking Lot Party" which peaked at 11. With this success under his belt, Brice returned with his third album, the self-produced I Don't Dance in 2014. It was preceded by the title track, which became a Top 10 country single in the summer of 2014, whetting the appetite for the record's September release. Upon its release, I Don't Dance debuted at number one on the Billboard Country charts and five on the Top 200. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Lee Brice

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    13 songs

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    Hard 2 Love

    12 songs

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    Love Like Crazy

    6 songs

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    Mixtape: 'Til Summer's Gone

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    Love Like Crazy (EP)

    16 songs

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    I Don't Dance [Deluxe Version]

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    A Little More Love

    1 song

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    Good Man

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    That Don't Sound Like You

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    Girls In Bikinis

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    Drinking Class

    1 song

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    I Don't Dance [Single]

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    A Woman Like You

    1 song

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    A Woman Like You

    1 song

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    Love Like Crazy [Single]

    1 song

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    Four On The Floor (Single)

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    Upper Middle Class White Trash (Single)

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    Hard To Love

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    Picture of Me


Top Songs by
Lee Brice

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Parking Lot Party
  3.   I Drive Your Truck
  4.   A Woman Like You
  5.   I Don't Dance
  6.   Love Like Crazy
  7.   Hard to Love
  8.   Drinking Class
  9.   A Little More Love by Jerrod Niemann
  10.   Beautiful Every Time
  11.   That Don't Sound Like You
  12.   Upper Middle Class White Trash
  13.   That's When You Know It's Over
  14.   She Ain't Right
  15.   Four on the Floor
  16.   Beer
  17.   Sirens
  18.   More Than A Memory
  19.   Show You Off Tonight
  20.   Good Man
  21.   Somebody's Been Drinking
  22.   Sumter County Friday Night
  23.   Falling Apart Together
  24.   No Better Than This
  25.   Girls in Bikinis
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