Lee Brice is lighting things up with his new summer anthem, “Parking Lot Party” which will be released on May 13th, 2013 and comes on the heels of his third No.1 single in a row, “I Drive Your Truck” which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. The song is from Brice’s latest studio release, Hard 2 Love.
Also recently announced, Zippo Encore, with the company’s first partnership in the country music market, will be releasing two custom Lee Brice designed Zippo lighters available for sale on the road this summer when Lee joins Brad Paisley‘s ‘Beat This Summer Tour’ presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Lee Brice tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Sarah Reevely about three and a half weeks ago. The two have known each other and dated off and on for over a dozen years and they have a three year old son together named Takoda, but even with so much history, Lee says something has changed now that they are officially married. “After saying ‘I do,’ it was like a relief for me because I had been getting to a point in my life where I was like so ready for that… This last year I’ve just been so anxious… So to know now that we’re here and we’re ready and we can now take steps forward to start this whole new adventure it’s like a relief. It’s like, ‘Alright, we got here. Now we can start. We can really, really start.’” They were engaged for about 16 months but Lee confesses, “As a man, when you ask a woman to marry you, like I was ready then. I could have married her the next day and I would have been ready.”
Originally published in our March 11, 2013 issue featuring Luke Bryan on the cover. The article is published here in its entirety.
As songwriter Connie Harrington will gladly relate, it sometimes pays to listen to the radio. In her particular case, an episode on the Here And Now program on National Public Radio provided the scenario for Lee Brice’s current hit, “I Drive Your Truck,” which Connie wrote with her good friends Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary.
“It was around Memorial Day  and I was driving home and they announced that up next would be some Memorial Day stories,” Connie begins. “A very sweet story came on about a couple in Massachusetts. They had lost one of their sons in Afghanistan, I believe, and they were asked how they coped with the loss. They said, ‘We drive his truck,’ and they went on to describe the stuff that was still in it. They would take the truck out on Sundays. The story really moved me.”