Lee Brice (album)

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Lee Brice
Lee brice self titled.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2017 (2017-11-03)
GenreCountry
Length52:42
LabelCurb
Producer
Lee Brice chronology
I Don't Dance
(2014)
Lee Brice
(2017)
Singles from Lee Brice
  1. "Boy"
    Released: June 19, 2017
  2. "Rumor"
    Released: July 16, 2018

Lee Brice is the fourth album by American country music singer Lee Brice. It was released on November 3, 2017 via Curb Records. The album's lead single is "Boy".

Content[edit]

Brice first announced the album in mid-2017, following the release of lead single "Boy". He said that the "songs address themes of love, family and hard work." Brice co-produced with Dan Frizsell, Kyle Jacobs, Cody Labelle, and Jon Stone.[1] "Boy" has charted within the Top 20 of Hot Country Songs.[2]

"Songs in the Kitchen" was inspired by a quote from Kellie Pickler.[3]

"American Nights" was previously recorded by Morgan Wallen on his 2016 EP, The Way I Talk and later recorded by the co-writer, Austin Jenckes, on his 2019 album, If You Grew Up Like I Did.

Critical reception[edit]

Sounds Like Nashville writer Chuck Dauphin gave the album a positive review, stating that "the best material on this disc comes from real life and appreciating your blessings of what you have in life".[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200,[5] and No. 7 on the Top Country Albums, with 12,200 copies (15,000 album-equivalent units) sold in the first week.[6][7] As of July 2019, it has sold 49,600 copies in the United States, and accrued 288,000 album equivalent units.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."What Keeps You Up at Night"
3:32
2."Little Things"
2:30
3."American Nights"
  • Austin Jenckes
  • Jeff Middleton
  • Mike Walker
3:00
4."Boy"3:19
5."They Won't Forget About Us"3:56
6."I Don't Smoke" (featuring Warren Haynes)4:34
7."You Can't Help Who You Love"
  • Brice
  • Stone
  • Gorley
2:40
8."Rumor"
3:18
9."The Locals"
  • Brice
  • Stone
  • Brian Bunn
3:23
10."Songs in the Kitchen"
  • Brice
  • Rob Hatch
  • Lance Miller
3:31
11."Story to Tell (Little Bird)" (featuring Edwin McCain and Warren Haynes)
3:36
12."Have a Good Day"
2:58
13."Eyes Closed"
4:45
14."Dixie Highway"
4:17
15."The Best Part of Me"
  • Lammonds
  • Chris Gelbuda
3:23
Total length:52:42

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Lee Brice liner notes.[10]

Musicians
  • Jessi Alexander - background vocals
  • Travis Bettis - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar
  • John Bohlinger - steel guitar, background vocals
  • Lee Brice - lead and background vocals, percussion, bass guitar, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, theremin, harmonica, programming
  • Tom Bukovac - electric guitar, mandolin, banjo
  • Brian Bunn - programming
  • Joeie Canaday - bass guitar
  • Dave Cohen - piano, synthesizer
  • Stephanie Curry - background vocals
  • Dan Fernandez - electric guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Dan Frizsell - bass guitar, programming
  • Ben Glover - background vocals
  • Michael Gray - percussion
  • Warren Haynes - slide guitar on "I Dont Smoke" and "Story to Tell (Little Bird)"
  • Morgan Herbert - background vocals
  • Kyle Jacobs - piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Johnson - steel guitar
  • Charlie Judge - synthesizer
  • Jeff King - electric guitar, mandolin
  • Cody Labelle - programming
  • Donnie Marple - drums, percussion
  • Edwin McCain - acoustic guitar and background vocals on "Story to Tell (Little Bird)"
  • Pat McGrath - acoustic guitar
  • Rob McNelley - acoustic guitar
  • Jerry McPherson - electric guitar
  • Billy Montana - bass guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Gordon Mote - piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Paul Rippee - bass guitar
  • Jerry Roe - drums
  • Kristen Rogers - background vocals
  • Adam Shoenfeld - electric guitar
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - bass guitar
  • Reggie Smith - Hammond organ, clavinet, background vocals
  • Jon Stone - electric guitar, background vocals
  • Derek Wells - electric guitar
  • John Willis - acoustic guitar
  • Nir Z. - drums
Technical
  • Lee Brice - producer (all tracks), executive producer
  • Dan Frizsell - producer (all tracks except 12), recording, mixing
  • Kyle Jacobs - producer (tracks 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11)
  • Cody Labelle - producer (track 12)
  • Andrew Mendelson - mastering
  • Jon Stone - producer (all tracks except 3, 12, 15)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 99
US Billboard 200[12] 36
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[13] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (May 20, 2017). "Lee Brice Reveals Release Date for Upcoming Self-Titled Album". Taste of Country. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Lee Brice Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Lee Brice Reveals Which Song Kellie Pickler Inspired". Taste of Country.
  4. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (November 1, 2017). "Album Review: Lee Brice's Self-Titled Album". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. November 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Asker, Jim (November 14, 2017). "Blake Shelton Scores Sixth No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart With 'Texoma Shore'". Billboard.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 13, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: November 13, 2017". Roughstock.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 26, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 21, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Asker, Jim (July 2, 2019). "Lee Brice's 'Rumor' Tops the Country Airplay Chart, Willie Nelson Takes a New 'Ride'". Billboard.
  10. ^ Lee Brice (Media notes). Lee Brice. Curb Records. 2018. D2-79452.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #446". auspOp. November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lee Brice Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lee Brice Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.