If you need to hear an example of “bro-country” all you have to do is listen to a Lee Brice album. With songs like “Drinking Class,” “Parking Lot Party,” and “I Drive Your Truck,” Brice is the epitome of the ethos that fuel “bro-country”—drinking, partying, and pickup trucks.
Brice has achieved success as a performer and as a composer. He has been part of the writing team for songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, and many others.
In 2007, Garth Brooks recorded and released “More Than a Memory,” a song Brice co-wrote with Billy Montana and Kyle Jacobs. It was the first (and so far only) song to ever debut at the top of the country music singles chart.
Brice began his musical career as a songwriter. In 2006, Sister Hazel recorded Brice’s "Beautiful High” for their album, Absolutely. Brice released his first single as a singer, “She Ain’t Right,” in 2007. He followed that up with “Happy Endings” and “Upper Middle Class White trash.” All three singles were mid-level hits. The songs were supposed to be on the album Pictures of Me, but the opus was never released.
Love Like Crazy
Brice’s first studio album was 2010’s Love Like Crazy. The work peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top Country Albums chart. The oeuvre contains the singles “Love Like Crazy” and “Beautiful Every Time.”
Hard 2 Love
About two years later, Brice issued his sophomore effort, Hard 2 Love. This work built on the success of his debut offering and was eventually certified Gold. The collection contained the singles “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Parking Lot Party.”
I Don’t Dance
In 2014, Brice dropped his third album, I Don’t Dance, and it debuted at the top of the country albums chart. The title track was also the LP’s lead single. It was followed by “Drinking Class,” which hit the streets on Sept. 8. The music video debuted in November.
Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr. was born June 10, 1979 in South Carolina. As a child he performed music, sang in church, and wrote songs. In high school, he won first place in three talent contests. In college, he played football at Clemson University, mainly special teams. His days on the gridiron ended after he suffered an arm injury. Lee is married and has two children.