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Brice, Earle, Lynch out with new music

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – Lee Brice wrote the title track of his new disc, "I Don't Dance," as a present to his wife on their anniversary. He could be dancing all the way to the bank as the CD is out today.

Justin Townes Earle has a switch in label and to sobriety with the release of "Single Mothers." Earle had been on Bloodshot, but switched to Vagrant for the new disc.

Dustin Lynch releases his sophomore effort, "Where It's At," two years after his self-titled debut. "Where It's At (Yep Yep)" is proving to be a hit for Lynch. Mickey Jack Cones produced 12 of the 15 songs with Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten co-producing the other 3. Lynch had a hand in writing five of the songs.

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Lee Brice CD review - Lee Brice
Lee Brice's self-titled album is the kind we wish Zac Brown was still making. Granted, it doesn't include the faux reggae and jam band tendencies. It does, however, feature a bevy of heartfelt songs about the things that matter most in life. Best of all, its fine content is matched to high quality songs and performances. "What Keeps You Up at Night," which reads like a dirty laundry list of every insomniac's nightmare, opens the disc. The single "Boy" is a »»»
I Don't Dance CD review - I Don't Dance
The cover of "I Don't Dance" features a glam shot of Lee Brice standing in a spotlight, looking more like a pop artist than a country singer. Listeners who prefer their country on the gritty side might be scared off by the pretty cover shot. The music matches the image: pop influenced mainstream country music, in the vein of contemporaries Jake Owen and Kip Moore. The success of his sophomore release emboldened Lee Brice. His first two albums introduced the country scene to his »»»
Hard to Love CD review - Hard to Love
Lee Brice had a dream run of success with his debut, "Love Like Crazy" - the title track became the most-played song on country radio in 2010. While that set the South Carolina native up for a doozy of a sophomore slump, he sidesteps it with ease. Brice simply has too many weapons - a songwriter's ear, soulful voice and some very able co-writer friends (Rhett Atkins, Eric Church) to veer far off course. A Woman Like You has already topped the country single charts. »»»