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Lee Brice

At this point you might think country superstar Lee Brice needs no introduction.  A GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner, Lee’s accolades and accomplishments since bursting onto the country scene in 2010 are numerous. They include 11 million in RIAA certified sales, with albums that spawned five platinum and double-platinum Number 1 singles on country radio. 

Household names like Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney consider him a peer — each has recorded his songs. He’s performed for oceans of fans at festivals and packed arenas and has appeared on NBC's Today, ABC's The Bachelor and The Late Show with David Letterman. The New York Times called him an "evocative" vocalist, while USA Today named him, "one of the finest singer-songwriters country music has to offer."

But those triumphs only tell a small fraction of Lee’s story. It’s the story of a businessman, who finds time to build a brand like American Born whiskey in between concert dates, hit-writing sessions and cutting soulful vocals in the studio.  It’s the story of a family man, dedicated to raising two young boys, 9-year-old Takoda and 3-year-old Ryker, and new daughter Trulee Nanette, born in June, with wife Sara. It’s the story he tells in vivid dimension on Lee Brice, his most personal record to date. 

In late 2027, Lee unleashed the self-titled, self-co-produced fourth LP on Music Row flagship label Curb Records / Sony Music Australia. The album’s first single, “Boy” — a charming tribute to his sons, who also appear in its endearing music video — is one of the album’s 15 striking tracks that take the listener on journeys to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. 

They brim with wide-open emotional vocal performances, built atop a bedrock of thick grooves, squalling guitars, tumbling drums and sheets of steamy B-3 organ. The album’s big, bold, yet immediately accessible sound is sure to please fans of country gold like “Crazy Girl,” the 2011 country Number 1 Brice co-wrote with Liz Rose for the Eli Young Band. But Lee Brice also boasts a newfound simplicity to tracks like the real life “Songs In The Kitchen,” the soul-searching “What Keeps You Up At Night,” the loving reality check “Boy” and self-recognizing “I Don’t Smoke,” which scrapes Brice’s musical to the bone and features guitars by Warren Haynes.