After much success as a hit songwriter for a litany of country music s most virile chart toppers from Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney to Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw, Lee Brice is now focusing his creative talents on propelling his own right as a superstar. Hard 2 Love
follows Brice s critically-acclaimed debut album Love Like Crazy
, which spawned Billboard s Most Played Country Song of 2010 by virtue of its title track. Billboard remarkably repeated the honor in 2011 with the Brice-penned "Crazy Girl" hitting #1 for the Eli Young Band racking up "most played" song numbers in the country genre, and being nominated by the ACM in the prestigious "Song of the Year" category. Notable too in chart history, Brice penned Garth Brooks' "More Than A Memory" the only song in Billboard history to debut at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart.
Undeniably, Lee Brice s focus on center stage with a 2012 studio project is built on a massive platform of success as one of Nashville s hottest hit writers. Add to the mix the obvious facts that pure, authentic vocal talent and rough-hewn good looks are the ingredients for superstardom. Hard 2 Love
boldly showcases what all the excitement is about. Powerful vocals and top drawer songs provide a stellar collection that invests Brice both professionally and personally with honest, raw emotion. "Everything on the album reflects who I am right now and where I am in my life, " he noted in a recent interview.
Songs such as "Parking Lot Party, " "Beer, " and"Life Off My Years" portray the nuts and bolts realism of the "man s man" spin on life in today s reality series-driven culture. The title track "Hard To Love, " "A Woman Like You, " "Ring In My Pocket, " and "One More Day" shed a more personal insight into the heart of the man and the creative, personal journey he s on.
Co-produced by Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Stone, Doug Johnson, and Matt McClure, some of Nashville s finest writers have been marshaled into creative service on Hard 2 Love
with Lee s major league troop "A-Team" writing buddies including Billy Montana, Jerrod Niemann, John Ozier, Jon Stone, and Eric Church. Brice co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks.