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Country singer Lee Brice drives career to new heights

Along with planning his April wedding, country singer-songwriter Lee Brice is speeding along with the fastest-rising single of his career, “I Drive Your Truck,” and touring with superstars Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: March 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm •  Published: March 6, 2013

Preparing for next steps

Although “Hard 2 Love” only debuted about 10 months ago, Brice is hard at work on the follow-up. He has a tentative title — “I Don't Dance” — although he doesn't expect to release it until at least a year from now.

“I'm already deep into it ... writing, putting songs together and figuring out an album to make it a full album and then dwindling down songs 'cause I've already got too many,” he said.

“I'm a little more patient in the recording process. ... I've really gone in and even made work tapes for building tracks around and, like then going in and putting a band on it and then going back. I mean, just really taking the time to not just settle with a part that's kind of cool, like really think about it and dig in and have an open mind to change anything and try anything. And it's really making a difference, I think.”

The right woman also makes a difference. In April, Brice plans to marry his fiancee, Sara Reevely, with whom he has a son, Takoda, 4, and take some time off with his family. He included both their voices on “Hard 2 Love,” with his bride-to-be featured on “See About a Girl” and their boy on album closer “One More Day.”

“Takoda, you know, he's my whole life, and I can't wait to get home to him. You know, it's like I used to get on the road and I loved being on the road, I didn't care if I came home, but now I can't wait to get home,” he said. “I'm just looking forward to having that month kind of off. It's exciting. I wish I was married already. I'm ready. ... Once you're ready, you're ready.”

The hit-making balladeer expects his upcoming nuptials and honeymoon to provide ample material for future love songs.

“Oh, don't you worry. They're coming,” he said with a laugh.

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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