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Lee Brice nominated for ACM Song of the Year

Lee Brice nominated for ACM Song of the Year
NASHVILLE — Curb Records recording artist and BMI songwriter Lee Brice was nominated Thursday by the Academy of Country Music in the prestigious “Song of the Year” category for his composition “Crazy Girl,” recorded by the Eli Young Band.
Brice, who performed at a Union City charity fund raiser recently at the Capitol Theatre, shares writing credit with collaborator Liz Rose. “Crazy Girl” was Billboard’s No. 1 country song for 2011, and his well-known hit, “Love Like Crazy,” was the No. 1 song for 2010.
Reacting to the nomination, Brice said, “Liz Rose and I were just fortunate enough to be in the same room that magical day and wrote a magical song. Within a few hours, the song came together. I’m so honored to be acknowledged along with these other amazing writers.”
He also extended his congratulations to the Eli Young Band for their ACM nomination for “Single of the Year” for “Crazy Girl.”
“I’m so happy for the Eli Young Band,” he said. “They’ve worked so hard for so long, and they deserve all the success that’s coming to them.”
“Crazy Girl,” released in 2011 on Republic Nashville, was songwriter Brice’s second No. 1 hit. In 2007, he made history when another single he co-wrote, Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” became the first song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart to debut at No. 1.
This also marks the fourth ACM nomination for Brice, as he was nominated last year for “Song of the Year” for “Love Like Crazy” and as both an artist and producer for “Single Record of the Year” for “Love Like Crazy.” His current single, “A Woman Like You,” from his upcoming album to be released this spring, is at No. 24 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
For more information on Lee Brice, visit www.leebrice.com. Published in The Messenger 1.27.12

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