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.”
Lee Brice has just released “Parking Lot Party” as the follow up to his third No. 1 single in a row, “I Drive Your Truck” which was recently certified Gold. Lee’s latest album, Hard 2 Love, featuring all three No. 1 hits as well “Parking Lot Party,” has sold more than 730,000 units to date. “Parking Lot Party” honors the tailgater in all of us and pays tribute to fans who like to party and have a good time in the parking lot before a big show!
Sometimes the best songs come from absolutely nowhere, which is exactly what happened the day Lee Brice's new single, "Parking Lot Party," was born. Rhett Akins, his singer-songwriter star son Thomas Rhett and BMI's 2012 Songwriter of the Year Luke Laird all got together to hash out another hit not that long ago, but things just weren't clicking the way they'd hope. Roughstock had Akins tell us the whole story!
"That song was not even supposed to be written," Akins tells Roughstock. "I was writing with Luke Laird and Thomas Rhett. Lee wasn’t even scheduled to write with us. It was just one of those miracle days where Thomas Rhett just wasn’t feeling anything we were writing. We started two or three songs, and Thomas Rhett was like, ‘Naw, I don’t like that’ or ‘I don’t feel like writing that.’ His head just wasn’t into it that day. He said, ‘Why don’t we go get something to eat, and maybe when we come back, we can find something.’
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Anyone who has been through a breakup knows that it takes a village to recover from a broken heart. That’s why Tyler Farr called on his country music buddies Colt Ford and Lee Brice and ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Willie Robertson to join him for his music video for ‘Redneck Crazy.’ Moral of the story: Don’t mess with country boys.
‘Redneck Crazy’ is a song about heartbreak — so you wouldn’t expect the video to be worthy of a few chuckles. But when you put together three fun-loving country music singers and one heir of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ family, that’s exactly what you get.
When the slow, sad song starts out the video cuts to a shot of Farr looking heartbroken. He’s playing with a silver ring crafted from two hearts, while his buddies try to comfort him. But the ‘Hot Mess’ hitmaker doesn’t stay down and out for long.
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