Lee Brice has released four albums with Curb Records, each one as good as the last. The country singer has seen four of his eleven singles reach No. 1.
The Boot's picks for the Top 5 Lee Brice songs run the gamut from songs that broke records to songs that might break your heart. Read on to see if your favorite is on the list!
"Drinking Class"From 'I Don't Dance' (2014)
“Drinking Class” is Brice’s tribute to hard-working men and women. He calls them the “blue-collar crowd,” but Brice makes clear that this song is for anyone who gets up early, works late and caps off a hard week with a glass of whiskey or beer. Whether you’re in Brice’s target demographic here or not, it’s hard to imagine hearing this song at the end of a long work day and not feeling a little inspired (and thirsty).
“Drinking Class” climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
"Hard to Love"From 'Hard 2 Love' (2012)
“Hard to Love” was Brice’s second single from his Hard 2 Love album, and his second No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The song finds Brice listing his flaws -- he's insensitive, he's got a short fuse, he drinks too much -- and then wondering why someone “like a Sunday morning / Full of grace and full of Jesus” would love him. We applaud his honesty.
"Love Like Crazy"From 'Love Like Crazy' (2010)
The first single from his album of the same name, “Love Like Crazy” is one of Brice’s biggest hits so far. The song tells the story of a man who has been called “crazy” for the choices he’s made throughout his life: getting married at 17, raising a family of eight on $67 a week, quitting his job for an unlikely startup. Things worked out, though: The man sold his company to Microsoft and has been married to his wife for 58 years.
Things also worked out well for Brice with this song: “Love Like Crazy” broke the record for longest chart run in the Hot Country Songs chart's history. It also earned ACM Awards nominations for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
"I Don't Dance"From 'I Don't Dance' (2014)
Seemingly tailor-made to be played during first dances at weddings, “I Don’t Dance” features a narrator who claims that he once thought that he would “never settle down” … until he met the right person.
“No, I don’t dance,” Brice sings. “But here I am, spinning you around and around in circles.”
For its straightforward tough guy-meets-true love sentimentality, “I Don’t Dance” won the ACM Awards trophy for Single Record of the Year.
"I Drive Your Truck"From 'Hard 2 Love' (2012)
With a title like “I Drive Your Truck,” listeners might expect a macho-country song centered on nothing more than how cool a pickup is. This song, however, is anything but. Co-written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, “I Drive Your Truck” is a heartbreaking ballad, featuring a narrator who drives his late brother’s truck to feel close to him. The lyrically rich song is based in reality: Its co-writers were inspired to write it after hearing the story of Paul Monti, a father who lost his 18-year-old son to the war in Afghanistan and coped with his death by driving his late son’s truck.