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article imageCatching up with Lee Brice: 'I Don't Dance' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 2, 2014 in Music
Country star Lee Brice opened up about his current single "I Don't Dance," his forthcoming album, fatherhood and future plans.
His latest single, "I Don't Dance," is the title track of his forthcoming studio album, and it sits at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts this week, after charting for 25 weeks. The song was co-penned by Brice and songwriters Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson. "It has been awesome, especially because I have had success as a songwriter with other artists recording my songs, so to be able to put them both together now on a song, was the ultimate goal," he said.
Brice shared that his new album is complete and it will be released on September 9, via his record label, Curb Records. "We are releasing a couple of songs every week, as teasers, up until the release date," he said. "I wanted every song to be great. I did not want any filler songs on this record and I wanted it to flow great."
Regarding the use of his lead single as his album's title, he responded, "It was the first song that I felt like was the staple of the record and musically, it was where I was at in my life and it had a lot going on. I was given the opportunity to make a record like I wanted to, so I wanted to be able to step outside the boxes."
He selected "Panama City" as his favorite song from the new album. "It's a live, recorded acoustic, piano track with nothing edited and nothing replayed. It's one of the best songs that I have ever heard," he said.
This year, he garnered five nominations at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, including a nod in the coveted "Male Vocalist of the Year" category. His powerhouse song "I Drive Your Truck" was up for "Single Record of the Year," as well as for "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year." He was nominated twice in the "Single Record" category, since Brice co-produced the song with Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure. It took home the award for ACM's "Song of the Year." "We have been working hard and we are so happy and so proud with what we are doing. Any kind of nomination like that is seriously a lot of icing on the cake," he said.
On September 10, Lee Brice will be headlining a concert in Farmingville, New York, with such country artists as Frankie Ballard and Long Island country queen Lisa Matassa, as part of "Salute To Heroes," which is hosted by the Long Island radio station, "My Country 96.1 FM," and he is looking forward to that show with excitement.
Next year, he wants to keep on pushing the limits and be a part of his own headlining shows. "I will be starting to make another record and I am starting to produce a lot of things, such as a record for my brother, Lewis."
His previous single "Parking Lot Party," which makes a reference to Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See," has been a theme to tailgates and parking lot parties in venues across the country. "That was what it was for," he said with a laugh. "I wanted it to relate to everybody out there. I think it worked. I love Marshall Tucker Band and we sing their songs at our concerts."
Most recently, he welcomed and his wife welcomed their second son, Ryker Mobley Brice. "He's doing awesome. He is smiling at me," he said. "I have had songs written about him and Takoda and they will show their face at some point," he added with a sweet laugh.
For more information on country singer Lee Brice and his new album and shows, visit his website.
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