Lee Brice (born June 10, 1980 in Sumter, South Carolina) is an American country music artist. Brice has also co-written singles for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Adam Gregory. In 2007 he began working as a songwriter, contributing to Jason Aldean, Keith Gattis and Cowboy Crush among others. Brice, along with Billy Montana and Kyle Jacobs, co-wrote Garth Brooks' 2007 single "More Than a Memory," a song which became the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to debut at #1.
In 2007 Brice signed to Curb Records' Asylum-Curb division, releasing his debut single "She Ain't Right," which peaked at #29 on the Hot Country Songs chart. It was followed by "Happy Endings" at #32 and "Upper Middle Class White Trash" and #44. All three songs were to have been included on an album entitled "Picture of Me," which was never released.
Brice continued to write songs for others, including Canadian singer Adam Gregory's singles "Crazy Days" and "What It Takes." He also appeared on Cledus T. Judd's 2007 album "Boogity, Boogity - A Tribute to the Comedic Genius of Ray Stevens," singing duet vocals on a rendition of the Albert E. Brumley gospel song "Turn Your Radio On."
In August 2009, Brice charted with his fourth single, "Love Like Crazy," which is the first release from his debut album of the same name. Brice also co-wrote labelmate Tim McGraw's 2010 single "Still." "Love Like Crazy" reached the Top 10 on the country music chart in July 2010 during its forty-sixth week on the chart, setting a record for the slowest climb into the Top 10 in that chart's history. In September 2010, the song charted for a fifty-sixth week on this chart, making it the longest-charting song in the chart's history. It broke a record set by Eddy Arnold, whose 1948 single "Bouquet of Roses" spent fifty-four weeks on the same chart. The album's second single "Beautiful Every Time" was released to radio in 2010 and reached #30 on the country chart.