Lee Brice To Reveal His Most Personal Record To Date with Release of Self-Titled Album on November 3

At this point you might think country superstar Lee Brice needs no introduction. A GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner, Lee’s accolades and accomplishments since bursting onto the country scene in 2010 are numerous. They include 11 million in RIAA certified sales, with albums that spawned five platinum and double-platinum Number 1 singles on country radio.

Household names like Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney consider him a peer — each has recorded his songs. He’s performed for oceans of fans at festivals and packed arenas and has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor and The Late Show with David Letterman. The New York Times called him an “evocative” vocalist, while USA Today named him, “one of the finest singer-songwriters country music has to offer.”

But those triumphs only tell a small fraction of Lee’s story. It’s the story of a businessman, who finds time to build a brand like American Born whiskey in between concert dates, hit-writing sessions and cutting soulful vocals in the studio. It’s the story of a family man, dedicated to raising two young boys, 9-year-old Takoda and 3-year-old Ryker, and new daughter Trulee Nanette, born in June, with wife Sara. It’s the story he tells in vivid dimension on Lee Brice, his most personal record to date.

On Nov. 3, Lee unleashes the self-titled, self-co-produced fourth LP on Music Row flagship label Curb Records. The album’s first single, “Boy” — a charming tribute to his sons, who also appear in its endearing music video — is one of the album’s 15 striking tracks that take the listener on journeys to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night.

They brim with wide-open emotional vocal performances, built atop a bedrock of thick grooves, squalling guitars, tumbling drums and sheets of steamy B-3 organ. The album’s big, bold, yet immediately accessible sound is sure to please fans of country gold like “Crazy Girl,” the 2011 country Number 1 Brice co-wrote with Liz Rose for the Eli Young Band. But Lee Brice also boasts a newfound simplicity to tracks like the real life “Songs In The Kitchen,” the soul-searching “What Keeps You Up At Night,” the loving reality check “Boy” and self-recognizing “I Don’t Smoke,” which scrapes Brice’s musical to the bone and features guitars by Warren Haynes.

“So, this album I wanted to be a real organic thing: I play 99% of the lead guitar, my band’s on it – and there’s even a Theremin, which I had to learn to play. When I started, I wanted this record to be groovy, stripped down to the message and the feel.”

“There are no computer tricks, no artificial sounds. Songs that are pleasing to the heart — songs that make you feel something in your heart — they don’t need all that stuff,” Brice explains. “Even when it sounds like a computer, I promise, we figured out a way to make that sound. To me, being real was everything. I wanted to put a little piece of everything about me, everything I am on this record. No two songs are about the same things, but somehow it all hangs together.”

Music seems is genetically hard-wired into the father of three, the embodiment of that guy in the neighborhood everybody knows and loves. It’s what gives “The Locals” its sense of enjoying the ones who are happy right where they were born and raised – and captures the positive outlook in the face of adversity that tempers those facing life’s greatest challenges on the loping “Have a Good Day.”

That same positivity infuses the Bruce Hornsby-evoking “Stories to Tell” with a sense of how powerful every single person’s narrative is. Written with Edwin McCain who guests on the track, it taps into music’s ability to transform each of us – if we’ll let it.

“My hero came to my garage, and we wrote two songs,” he marvels. “Before I came to town, I knew Edwin McCain and his music; went to his concert every year at the House of Blues. Those records, I knew by heart growing up… and he has a lot of the same Southern influences. He knows those same things that matter to me, they’re in his music.”

Lee Brice Track Listing:
1. What Keeps You Up At Night (Lee Brice, Jessi Alexander, Ross Copperman, Pete Wilson)
2. Little Things (Lee Brice, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason)
3. American Nights (Mike Walker, Austin Jenckes, Jeff Middleton)
4. Boy (Jon Nite, Nicolle Galyon)
5. They Won’t Forget About Us (Lee Brice, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley)
6. I Don’t Smoke (Lee Brice, Billy Montana, Jon Stone, John Bollinger) *Warren Haynes/Guitars
7. You Can’t Help Who You Love (Lee Brice, Jon Stone, Ashley Gorley)
8. Rumor (Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Ashley Gorley)
9. The Locals (Lee Brice, Jon Stone, Brian Bunn)
10. Songs In The Kitchen (Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Lance Miller)
11. Story To Tell (Little Bird) (Lee Brice, Phillip Lammonds, Edwin McCain)
12. Have A Good Day (Lee Brice, Billy Montana, Randy Montana)
13. Even With My Eyes Closed (Jaren Johnston, Michael Heeney, Neil Mason)
14. Dixie Highway (Lee Brice, Jon Stone, Matraca Berg)
15. Best Part Of Me (Phillip Lammonds, Chris Gelbuda)

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Jon Pardi Returns To Country Radio With New Single “She Ain’t In It”

Jon Pardi has released his new song, “She Ain’t In It,”  the follow-up to three No. 1 hits from his gold-certified album, California Sunrise.

He says “She Ain’t In It” is just a great country song. “When I first heard it, I had to listen to it over and over again, and it was just like was so like 1980s George Strait and just something that I hadn’t heard in a long time. I had to record this. I have to. There’s no question,” says Jon.

“When I heard it I was like, ‘This is on the record. This has to be on the record. I want this. This is mine.’ Trying to be anything but just pure country. It’s got that heart-break to it and it’s got that moving on and just very good lyrics and a great melody, and it was one of my favorites to ever call mine. It’s going to be great. If you like country music, you’re going to like this song.”

Jon launches his Lucky Tonight headlining tour tonight, Thursday October 12th, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Lauren Alaina’s “Road Less Traveled” Film To Make Its TV Debut on CMT

Lauren Alaina’s new romantic comedy “Road Less Traveled” – titled for Alaina’s hit single of the same name – will make its television debut Friday, November 10th at 9pm ET/PT on CMT (encores Saturday, November 11th at Noon ET/PT). In her first feature-length film, Alaina stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter struggling to balance her career and her dream of the perfect wedding.

Charlotte returns to her rural hometown of Harmony, Tenn. where she faces her past and reconsiders her future, especially after a chance encounter with her first love, Ray, played by Donny Boaz (“Six,” “NCIS”). Jason Burkey (“The Walking Dead”) stars as Spencer, Charlotte’s fiancé, and Charlene Tilton (“Dallas,” “The Love Boat”) appears as Babs, Charlotte’s eclectic aunt with a passion for wine-making.

The film samples a number of songs from Alaina’s sophomore album “Road Less Traveled,” including her newest single “Doin’ Fine,” along with “My Kinda People,” “Queen of Hearts,” “Painting Pillows,” “Holding the Other” and of course the #1 hit single “Road Less Traveled.”

Alaina just released her follow-up single “Doin’ Fine,” and is currently on a cross-country Canadian tour.

She’s nominated for her first CMA Award in the Best New Artist category, and earlier this year earned CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year award and MusicRow’s Breakthrough Artist Writer of the Year award.

For more information on Lauren, her music and tour dates, visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.

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Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker Expecting Baby No. 3

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker and wife country singer, songwriter Jessie James Decker announced on Instagram (@jessiejamesdecker and @edeck87) that the couple is expecting their third child. Eric and Jessie shared video of the special moment when they told their daughter the exciting news.

“Eric and I are so excited to share with y’all that we are expecting baby Decker number 3! As you can see Viv is so happy and Bub doesn’t quite know what’s going on 😂 but we are over the moon and feel so blessed and can’t wait to meet this little one end of march ❤️” shared Jessie.

Eric and Jessie star in the hit series “Eric & Jessie,” which is in its third season on E! The series follows the unforgettable daily adventures starring the songstress and her husband.

Jessie’s new album “Southern Girl City Lights” will be released October 13th on Epic Records.

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Jason Aldean and Wife Brittany Return To Vegas To Visit Victims from the Shooting

One week following the tragic shooting that occurred last week in Vegas on October 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany returned to the city. Both Jason and Brittney witnessed the tragic event first hand. Aldean was on-stage performing when the shooting started and his wife Brittany was nearby at the event.

Following the tragedy, the country superstar cancelled his tour stops that were previously scheduled for this past weekend. Aldean stated “Out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do.” The Aldean’s spent their weekend off by returning to Vegas on Sunday, 10/8, and visiting injured victims.

Additionally, Jason made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live on October 7 where he opened the show with a strong performance of “We Won’t Back Down,” making a strong statement and honoring the late Tom Petty.

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