Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. While Brice is now known as reliable chart- topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast — where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”— “stole the show” (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.
“I had success as a writer before I had success as an artist,” says Brice, “so there’s a misconception that I was a songwriter first and then started to sing my own songs later. But all along, I’ve really always been writing for myself. When I started writing songs at ten years old, it was because I wanted to sing them, and when I came to Nashville, I came to be a songwriter and a singer. It’s all one thing to me.”
By 2007, Brice began working as a songwriter, with cuts by Jason Aldean, Keith Gattis, and Cowboy Crush among others. Lee also began recording and relasing his own music that same year.
Success continued through 2009 & 2010 with the release of his single “Love Like Crazy” and his debut album of the same name. In September 2010, the song charted for a fifty-sixth week, making it the longest-charting song in the chart’s history.
Brice’s star continues to rise charting number 1 hits, recording new material and wowing audiences with his live shows.
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