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Brice loves like crazy this record

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 – Lee Brice's single, Love Like Crazy, moves to number 3 and enters its 55th week on the Billboard Country Songs Chart, breaking the record for most weeks spent on this chart. The song that held the chart for 54 weeks was Eddy Arnold's Bouquet of Roses, which debuted the week of May 15, 1948.

"It's really hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that this song has been on the charts for over a year," Brice said. "I had a really good feeling about it when Doug Johnson played it for me. But never in my wildest dreams did I think it would have this kind of life. It's a song people can relate to-nothing flashy-just straightforward and honest. And that's what makes a truly great song."

"At this time last year, we were just hitting the charts with what we all felt could be a game changing career song for Lee Brice," said Curb VP of Country Promotion Adrian Michaels. "We knew what we had and if we dug in deep enough and pushed it through the payoff would be huge. We could have never envisioned that we would end up 55 weeks later still talking about Love Like Crazy being relevant on the Country Singles Chart. That's the result of a perfectly crafted song matched with a perfect vocal."

Wade Jessen, Billboard Senior Chart Manager, said, "Although the circumstances surrounding Eddy Arnold's achievement in the postwar era and Lee Brice's feat today are obviously radically different, longevity records aren't easily broken. Sustaining airplay for more than a year on any Billboard radio chart is remarkable in any age, but particularly noteworthy in today's environment."

The song entered the Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs radio airplay chart at 58 the week of Sept. 5, 2009. Since the song hit the Top 40, Brice has been one of the most in demand artists for live performances. He has already performed a full summer tour, with another three months of roadwork to go, touring with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Jason Aldean.

Brice also holds the distinction of co-writing the first song in Billboard's Country Songs chart history to enter the charts at number one - Garth Brooks' More Than A Memory.

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