Lee Brice is an American country singer and songwriter. He was born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr. in South Carolina. Music has always been a big part of his life. When he was young, he played the piano and the guitar, was part of the choir at church and took time to write his own songs. Originally his sights were set on a football career, but after an arm injury, changed his life’s mission to focus on his country music.
In 2007, Brice started working as a songwriter for multiple artists such as Keith Grattis and Cowboy Crush. He co-wrote Garth Brook’s 2007 single hit “More Than A Memory,” which was the first single to ever debut at number 1 on the country chart.
Brice signed with Curb Records in 2007, soon releasing his debut single “She Ain’t Right,” which hit number 29 on the country charts. This single, along with two others that were released, “Happy Endings,” and “Upper Middle Class White Trash,” were supposed to be included on an album that was meant to be released but never came out. In the meantime, Brice continued to write songs for other artists, many of which became instant hits.
In 2009, he released his fourth single “Love Like Crazy,” which came from his debut album of the same name. “Love Like Crazy” did exceptionally well, reaching the top 10 on the country music chart in July of 2010 where it peaked at number 3. It remained on the chart for 56 weeks, making it the longest charting song in the chart’s history. This even broke the record set by Eddy Arnold, whose 1948 single “Bouquet of Roses” was on the chart for 54 weeks.
The second single released from Love Like Crazy was “Beautiful Every Time,” which didn’t reach the same fame as the previous single, but did well, reaching number 30 on the charts.
In late 2011, Brice released another single, “A Woman Like You,” which came from his second album Hard 2 Love, which came out in 2012. Soon “A Woman Like You,” became his first number one on the country charts. By the end of 2012, his second single off the album, “Hard to Love,” became his second hit to get to number one. This wasn’t the end of his success. Just when fans thought it couldn’t get any better, Brice’s third single from the album, “I Drive Your Truck,” was released at the end of the year and immediately reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in 2013.
Success continued to follow Brice through this fourth release from this album, and into his new album release that came out in 2014. His first single release from this album hit number one on the charts, with his second single from this album doing just as well.
With his continues success and fame, fans grow more excited for the new work and music he’s been putting out, with his newest single being released in May of 2015. The future for Brice looks promising and filled with more number one hits and great successes.