Lee Brice’s new album is sure to impress country fans from all over, and his change to slow pace in many songs will remind many of country music from the past.


Up-and-coming country star Lee Brice released his third album on Sep. 9, opening the ears of the country music community to the hit song and album “I Don’t Dance.”

Brice is sure to add to his list of hits shortly after listeners begin to slip those ear buds on or slide the new CD into their radio system.

Most country fans know him for his songs, “Hard to Love” and “I Drive Your Truck,” and being a fan myself, I applaud Brice for his ballads and his change of pace from the new country world that seems to love all party songs on albums.

Brice mixes it up at times and includes his share of “fun” songs, but he brings listeners in once again on this new album with his romantic lyrics and the sweet words that roll off his tongue.

Two songs that I personally like on Brice’s new album are, of course, his already hit of a song, “I Don’t Dance,” and also a song that no one really knows yet, titled, “Panama City.”

You can feel the emotion in both of the songs, and can picture the scene in both of the tracks; one dancing out on the center of the floor while everyone watches, and the other sitting and reminiscing alone about how much you miss someone.

Brice again just has a way of getting back to the feel of the early 2000s country, and gives the listener a chance to escape the fast-paced mess of country that fills the radio now-a-days.

Not only does Brice know how to sing and perform, he composed and receives songwriter credit for 10 of the songs on the new album.

His delivery, lyrics and crafty rhythms stick out to me personally, and each song is telling a story, most of which relate to his personality and his actual life.

“I Don’t Dance” was written about his first dance at his wedding with his wife. This track is a must listen and will draw you in from the start. If you have yet to hear this song, please go out and give it a listen.

Also, his type of reflection in his songs leads you to think back and picture yourself in a place like in those particular songs, like on the beach gazing into the distance or sitting in your vehicle as raindrops trickle down the front windshield.

His deliberate delivery will draw you in and make you want more. It does not get “No Better Than This,” and you will “Love Like Crazy.”


By Ryan Rerich

Ryan Rerich, Editor of MBU Timeline, is a senior pursuing a double degree in journalism and communication studies with minors in sport management and public relations. Rerich, from Weimar, Texas, is a member of the golf team and was on the national qualifying team in 2013. Rerich engages himself in the photography aspect of sports, as well as writing and editing stories for the student website in a multitude of topics. In the past, Rerich was an intern at the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, as well as an intern at the Schulenburg Sticker, a weekly newspaper in South Central Texas. He is currently working in the MBU Writing Lab tutoring students during the school year. When he is not involved in those various activities, he can be found playing intramurals on Wednesdays or possibly playing catch outside of the apartments.