Brice details soph disc
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
– Lee Brice's long-awaited second Curb Records album, "Hard 2 Love," will drop April 24.
After much success as a hit songwriter for artists including Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw, Brice has enjoyed success on his own. The new album's first single, A Woman Like You has gone Top 10 with 450,000 digital downloads sold.
Brice's debut "Love Like Crazy," spawned a huge hit with the title track, which was the most played country song of 2010. Brice also penned Crazy Girl, a big hit for the Eli Young Band. Brice previously penned Brooks' More Than A Memory, the only song in Billboard history to debut at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart.
Co-produced by Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Stone, Doug Johnson, and Matt McClure, Brice co-wrote 8 of the 13 songs with Billy Montana, Jerrod Niemann, John Ozier, Jon Stone and Eric Church.
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
12. That Way Again
13. One More Day
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