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Brice announces new album for September

Monday, June 9, 2014 – Lee Brice will release his new album, "I Don't Dance," on Sept. 9 with the title track already a hit single.

"I Don't Dance," which will be out on Curb, is the follow-up to his 2012 Gold-selling "Hard 2 Love," an album that yielded three number one singles and the CMA/ACM Song of the Year "I Drive Your Truck."

The new disc was recorded in Nashville, with Brice writing 10 of the 13 songs, and producing again. "I wanted to have control over every drumbeat, every lick," Brice said. "It was a lot of really sitting down and thinking about every little piece that goes into a song."

Brice played every instrument on the summer anthem "Girls In Bikinis," building the track from the ground up. "Sirens" was cut live in the studio with a full band (including Brice on banjo for the first time), and other songs grew out of beats, loops and studio experiments, a nod to his love of artists ranging from Bruno Mars to Eminem. The title track originally written as the song for his own wedding dance with wife Sara.

Brice moved to Nashville to chase his songwriting dreams after playing football for Clemson in his native South Carolina. He wrote for artists such as Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, whose recording of "More Than A Memory" launched Brice currently is touring with Luke Bryan.

The track list is:
1. I Don't Dance
2. No Better Than This
3. Show You Off Tonight
4. Always The Only One
5. Good Man
6. Drinkin' Class
7. That Don't Sound Like You
8. Girls In Bikinis
9. Sirens
10. Somebody's Been Drinkin'
11. The Airport Song
12. My Carolina
13. Panama City

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