YOU Can vote for Lee Brice for an 2013 ACM Award for New Artist of the Year! You can help Lee Brice win an ACM Award for New Artist of the Year! Last week the Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for three fan voted newcomer categories! These feature groups for male vocalist, female vocalist and group or duo. The individuals in these 3 categories will be narrowed down via fan votes, and the remaining folks with the most votes will be in the running for the New Artist of the Year category! Guess what? The talented CMNB favorite, Lee Brice needs your help! He is currently in the running in the newcomer category for male vocalist and you can help him be one of the New Artist finalist! Voting opened today, and you can weigh in here. The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS. Current Lee Brice Tour Dates and Tickets!
Lee Brice Gets Intense with “I Drive Your Truck” Video: Review. This song is one of my favorites of the past year for its deep meaning and emotional intensity, so I was excited to finally see the video. The main structure of the video follows the narrative very closely at times – a man who isn’t Lee Brice but looks suspiciously like him – is standing by a truck that holds everything described in the first verse, before driving it along some back roads and around a field, and handing the keys back to (presumably) his wife. In fact, it is the most song-faithful music video I have seen in a long time, and there are benefits and perhaps disadvantages to this. The Video. Because I like literal videos, unless there is scope for really playing with confusing meanings and images, I liked the faithfulness of this video to the original song. This song would not suit doing something else with the video because of the emphasis on the emotion and story, so the video needs to reflect that. Even the sunset/sunrise dusty filter on the camera is how I imagined it, and perhaps is a cinematic representation of how people think of the rural South, the farms and back roads. It certainly adds something to the setting! The video movement is very slow at first which fits the pace of the song, cutting between the leading man simply staring into the truck and Lee Brice gently singing the song, not looking at the camera as if it’s too painful, and apparently standing in a field of wheat. A lot of work has been done setting the whole thing up to really represent an actual story and make the song really come to life. I have to commend the director on the subtle but very effective change in pace as the song builds momentum leading up the chorus. To add to that, as soon as the chorus kicks in Lee Brice is suddenly playing with his band in the wheat field, which taps into country music’s video focus on physically playing the song. There perhaps could have been scope for slightly more airtime of the narrative rather than Lee, but I suppose it’s him the video is promoting. Also, there could have been a montage of ‘memories’ which would have perhaps helped reinforce the meaning of the song, but that’s quite over-used so perhaps they decided to keep it very simple and let the song do the talking. I do think the actor in the narrative could have been a little more physically dynamic, and produce a wider range of expressions, because he appears a little more numb than the song suggests and dealing with loss provides a variety of different emotions that could have been shown here. However, I think I’m just being really picky, and the video works really well as it is. The Emotion. During the bridge, the slow motion takes on fast and aggressive movements in Continue reading Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck Video: Review
The Official Music Video For Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck.” If you haven’t heard Lee Brice’s latest single, “I Drive Your Truck,” then it might surprise you what it is actually about. What do they say? “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well the same goes for song titles. For a complete run down of the song check out a review by our guest contributor Vickye here. But for the quick recap, it is a song about someone dealing with the loss of a very important person the only way they know how. The video for “I Drive Your Truck” premiered today and let me tell you it is a tear jerker! The song is already emotional on its own, but the added visuals had me close to losing it. Brice has a few intense scenes and it is just all around a great video. You can find “I Drive Your Truck” on Brice’s latest album Hard 2 Love. Watch it below and tell us what you think! Current Lee Brice Tour Dates and Tickets!
Lee Brice “I Drive Your Truck” Straight To A Country Hit? – Review. Lee Brice missed out on being honoured as winner of the New Artist Award at the 2012 CMA Awards, but that’s to no detriment of his music. He’s not new to the scene as the nomination suggests, but released an album in 2010, Love Like Crazy that managed to get to number 9 in the charts. I’ll be honest in saying that I’d never heard of him until the release of “A Woman Like You” that shot in to the number 1 country spot, with its follow-up “Hard to Love” coming in at number 4. His new release “I Drive Your Truck” is certain to do well, and I predict a solid number 2 for this country/pop belter that really pulls at the heartstrings. The Story Behind the Single. Lee has previously said that he’s dedicating this song to his granddad, and that when he heard it he just ‘had to record it’. With that background information it’s easy to make sense of a certain interpretation of the song, the lyrics telling the story of a man driving the truck of a loved one who is no longer with them, and trying to cope with the sudden news of death. It’s a theme which is universal, even if not everyone copes with death by driving that person’s old truck, and Lee recognizes that, “people got their ways of coping, oh and I got mine”. Lines such as “that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway” are particularly heartbreaking and I know will be endlessly quoted by people who relate to that very same sentiment. Why This Single Is So Great. Lyrically it’s fantastically crafted, (so hats off to the songwriters Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary) and is definitely worth listening to properly and pouring over the lyrics for this reason. Musically, it’s a driving kind of song (appropriate) with its ‘driving’ beat and downwards guitar strumming, piano adding a more delicate and softer approach and providing the main riff. There’s also a pedal steel guitar in there to offset the pop/rock feel that is evident through a lot of Lee Brice’s music, for a more country element. Essentially, it’s a power ballad, which is what really makes this song work and emphasizes the feelings of intense emotion and desperation when a loved one dies. Predictions for Lee Brice… This is one of the best lyrical efforts I’ve heard in a long time, and the instrumentation and Lee’s meaningful and slightly straining vocals (great for the song’s mood) are only there to support the lyrics, but only in that they don’t overpower the meaning of the song. With “I Drive Your Truck“, it’s all in the specific details and imagery that makes it so universal and beautiful, because as they say, “it’s always the little things.” Fantastic song, and I can see big things to come both for Lee and this release, as it Continue reading Lee Brice: I Drive Your Truck Single Review
Lee Brice “Hard to Love” Tops Billboard Country Song Charts. “Hard to Love” by Lee Brice hit No. 1 on Billboard Country Song charts, making Lee’s second consecutive chart-topper in 2012. Following in the footsteps of “A Woman Like You,” Lee’s new song is soaring in digital sales and getting close to platinum. Jeff Tuerff, Curb Records VP/Marketing, is proud to have Lee on their label. “With an ACM award for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl,”), a CMA Nomination for New Artist of the Year and two number one singles under his belt, Lee has firmly cemented his position as one of the hottest new artists in country music.” -Jeff Tuerff You can find “Hard to Love” and “A Woman Like You” on Brice’s sophomore album, Hard 2 Love. And keep checking back with us for more news on Lee Brice. WATCH “Hard to Love” Official Music Video: Current Lee Brice Tour Dates and Tickets!
The Official Music Video For Lee Brice’s “Hard 2 Love”. Lee Brice released his new album, Hard 2 Love, last week with some great reviews! “Hard 2 Love” the title track is his second single from the album. His first single, “A Woman Like You,” had a great amount of success and was fully embraced by fans, making it a #1 hit! The catchiness of this song will surely and hopefully leave Brice with another #1 very shortly! Here is the official video for “Hard 2 Love!” Below is the album track listing! ENJOY! Hard 2 Love Track Listing: 1. Hard 2 Love 2. A Woman Like You 3. That’s When You Know It’s Over 4. Parking Lot Party 5. Don’t Believe Everything You Think 6. I Drive Your Truck 7. See About A Girl 8. Friends We Won’t Forget 9. Life Off My Years 10. Seven Days A Thousand Times 11. Beer 12. That Way Again 13. One More Day Hard 2 Love is available now! Current Lee Brice Tour Dates and Tickets!
The ACM Concert – Salute To The Military Raised A Large Amount of Money To Support Our Military! The ACM Concert – Salute to the Military, presented by NRA was a huge success! Some of country music’s hottest stars came out to perform for a great cause. The free, open-to-the-public celebration for military families and country music fans was part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE that took place on Saturday, March 31 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Military ID holders were invited to a reserved section at the concert, which included a very special onstage moment as three worthy military-inspired charitable organizations received donations from NRA Country Cares and ACM Lifting Lives. Folds of Honor Foundation accepted $20,000, Wounded Warrior Project received $20,000 and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs was presented with $10,000. The memorable evening featured performances by ACM Song of the Year winner Lee Brice, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Bradley Gaskin, JT Hodges, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, John Rich, ACM Vocal Duo of the Year winner Thompson Square. The show was hosted by Robin Meade, singer and anchor of HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade.” THE ACM EXPERIENCE was the first-ever, free, open-to-the-public country music lifestyle event created for fans during The Week Vegas Goes Country. The fan-focused three-day event included the ACM BBQ Throwdown, ACM EXPO, the Ram Ride and Drive and more!
Want To See Lee Brice Live for Free? Lee Brice will be having a live taping sponsored by CMT, and its free and open to the public! So, Lee fans, save the date, Monday, March 19th! This is a live taping that will be held in Nashville, TN at 12th and Porter. Doors open at 4:45 pm, the show starts at 5:30pm and space is limited, so plan accordingly!
Lee Brice’s Sophomore Album, Hard 2 Love, Releases This Spring. Lee Brice will be releasing his sophomore album, Hard 2 Love this spring! His current single, “A Woman Like You” is featured on the upcoming release along with twelve other tracks (see the complete list below!), and it will be available April 24th. Brice had a lot of celebrity help with songwriting with Eric Church, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Montana, John Ozier, and Jon Stone all contributing to various tracks. He co-wrote eight of the songs. While your waiting for the album, watch the video for “A Woman Like You”! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAp5nphTz4] Hard 2 Love, Complete Track Listing 1. Hard To Love 2. A Woman Like You 3. That’s When You Know It’s Over 4. Parking Lot Party 5. Don’t Believe Everything You Think 6. I Drive Your Truck 7. See About A Girl 8. Friends We Won’t Forget 9. Life Off My Years 10. Seven Days A Thousand Times 11. Beer 12. That Way Again 13. One More Day
Lee Brice’s Tour Bus Catches Fire! Have no fear, Lee Brice and his crew are all safe, despite his tour bus catching fire over the weekend! Saturday night outside Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill in Mesa, Arizona Brice and company were taking a break after being on the road for several hours when they had to evacuate when flames engulfed the rear of the bus. There was some damage, but no one was injured. A bystander caught video of the fire, and you can catch the full story from the local news station in the video clip. Watch the local news coverage below! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dmvGMf1To4]