New Artist of the Year
Garth Brooks, Coldplay, Tom Petty, Hank Williams Jr.
Performed “Oh How I Love Jesus” in church at age 6
Took to Twitter to find a boat to use on a sweltering June day in West Virginia and found one 15 minutes later.
Lee Brice has a drive to make music the fans can believe in. He is ready to leave his imprint not only on Country but across multiple music genres. Country fans can’t get enough of his smash hit single, “A Woman Like You,” which hit No. 1 in April. He also had Billboard‘s Top Country Song of 2010 with “Love Like Crazy” which marked his music career shift from songwriter to an artist. His newest album, Hard 2 Love, was released in April 2012 and has already made an impression on fans, so far charting at No. 2.
- Born in Sumter, S.C.
- As a child, learned to play piano in addition to singing in church and writing his own songs
- Attended Clemson University on a football scholarship; played special teams as the long snapper, but after an arm injury, decided to focus on a Country Music career