Tonight Lee Brice will be performing at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Let’s learn a little more about him:
1. Lee Brice hails from Sumter, South Carolina where he began his love of music singing gospel at his local church.
2. The song “I Drive Your Truck” tells the story of the narrator’s coping mechanism when confronted with the loss of his brother, a soldier who died in combat. While the song is not drawn from Brice’s personal experience, but rather from another’s story, it was nonetheless important to him. The idea for this track was proposed to Brice by songwriter Connie Harrington and upon hearing the powerful idea, Brice said “I wanted to be a part of it. I was instantly in.”
3. The South Carolina native began writing music at a very young age. Says Brice, “I was about 10 when I started to write. I would sit down if I was inspired to write or I would sit down and play, and that would inspire me.”
4. Lee Brice and Garth Brooks co-wrote “More Than A Memory” in 2007 which marked the first single in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart.
5. Brice is not only a talented musician but also an athlete. He received a scholarship to play Division 1 football at Clemson until an arm injury forced him to stop.
6. In July 2010, “Love Like Crazy” set a record for slowest climb into the Top 10 on the country music charts. The track didn’t reach the Top 10 until its forty-sixth week on the chart!
Tune in to see all Lee Brice perform at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards! Live on Sunday, April 6th at 8/7c on CBS.comments powered by Disqus