With his new single, “Boy” (written by Nicolle Galyon and Jon Nite) — available digitally today ( http://flyt.it/LeeBriceBoy ) and impacting radio on June 19 — Lee Brice gears up for the release of his fourth career album, a self-titled effort he co-produced with Jon Stone, Kyle Jacobs and Dan Friszell. The project is due out November 3 on Curb Records.
“We wanted to make ‘Boy’ our first single for a couple of reasons,” says Lee. “First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda (9) and Ryker (3). This song is a tribute to them; it’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad. The second reason is because, coincidentally, we have a daughter on the way in a couple of weeks and we wanted to share this song for our boys before she arrived.”
Of the forthcoming album, Lee says, “Writing this record was a personal and vulnerable experience. Every song is a snapshot of who I am right now. I’ve labored over every word and every note, and I can’t wait to share it.”
As you listen through, you’ll hear themes of family, love, traditions, ties-that-bind and the American ideals of quality and hard work, all wrapped up in rich tones, textured instrumentation and, Lee’s evocative vocal. Pre-orders for the album will begin on September 1, and Lee will continue to tour in promotion of the single and album through its release this fall.
Lee’s latest album, ‘I Don’t Dance,’ (9.14) yielded two Billboard Country #1 songs — “I Don’t Dance” and “Drinking Class” — with “That Don’t Sound Like You” claiming a Top 10 chart position. The title track also earned the “evocative, rough-edged singer” (New York Times) his first RIAA double-platinum certification.
As “one of the finest singer-songwriters country music has to offer” (USA Today), Lee has written songs recorded by artists including Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” Tim McGraw’s “Still,” the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” and more.
Lee released his debut project, ‘Love Like Crazy,’ in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with ‘Hard 2 Love,’ an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards.
The record earned raves everywhere from NPR to Country Weekly and found the New York Times hailing him as “a sensitive macho man,” a compliment that perfectly encapsulates both sides of Brice’s persona. ‘Hard 2 Love’ also garnered Lee his late-night debut with a stirring performance of “I Drive Your Truck” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
Most recently, Lee earned his first RIAA DOUBLE-Platinum certification, commemorating more than two-million sales and streams of his single, “I Don’t Dance,” (Curb Records 2014), marking his seventh consecutive certification since “Love Like Crazy” certified Gold in 2010.