The Sumter, South Carolina native aspired to be a football player before a sidelining injury ended his career during his senior year at Clemson University. Switching gears from a pigskin to a six-string, Brice began working as a songwriter in 2007. Brice scored his first hit when he co-penned "More Than a Memory" for Garth Brooks in 2007. The single debuted at #1 on the charts and Brice became an underdog to watch in Nashville. The success of the single won Brice a contract with Curb Records who released his debut single "She A'int Right," which peaked at #29 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. Lee Brice tour dates were scheduled to promote his upcoming debut disc. The album, Picture of Me, was scheduled for release, but was ultimately shelved and instead Brice released two moderately successful singles to country radio.
Brice wasn't deterred and released his next album in 2009, Love Like Crazy, which peaked in the top ten on the country charts in 2009. The title track set a record for the longest run on the country singles chart when it spent 55 weeks as a hit single. The track was certified Gold and Lee Brice tour dates were scheduled to capitalize on the single's success. Brice followed up with "Beautiful Every Time", which is currently in heavy rotation on country radio. In addition to his commercial success, Brice has been honored with nominations from the Academy of Country Music and at the CMT Awards for his single "Love Like Crazy".
Justin Moore combines southern rock and backwoods lyrics to satisfy country fans from the boondocks to the big city. The country boy just finished recording his sophomore album and has concert dates scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Justin Moore concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Justin Moore tour dates and concert tour information.
The Poyen, Arkansas native got his start in Nashville fresh out of high school. Moore joined his uncle in a Southern rock band and moved with the group to the Country Music capital. After years of concert performances and hard work, Moore was signed to a solo deal with the Valory Music Group. In 2008, Moore released his debut single, "Back That Thing Up", which peaked in the Top 40 of country radio. Moore expanded his popularity through social networking and constant touring while crafting his debut album. He released a digital EP, The "You Asked For IT" EP, before releasing his self-titled debut which was a top ten hit for the aspiring country star. The lead-off single, "Small Town USA", became a #1 country hit for the country rocker in 2010. The album's second single, "Backwoods", was another top ten single from the album.
Justin Moore tour dates were booked periodically in support of his debut album and he headed back to the studio to record his sophomore album. As an homage to the Willie Nelsons and Merle Haggards that preceded, Moore titled his second disc, Outlaws Like Me, which hit stores in June, 2011. The lead-off single, "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," is receiving rotation on country radio and has so far peaked at #5 on the country singles charts. To promote this effort, Justin Moore's concert schedule has him booked across the United States throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Justin Moore concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Justin Moore tour dates and tour information.
Watch a pitcher out on the mound, on any team, from a nine-year-old kid in the Babe Ruth league all the way up to a million dollar ace in the Majors. There’s a look in his eyes—an intensity—that goes right to his core.
And when you see that look in Brett Young’s baby blues, it isn’t too hard to understand what took this California boy from a ball field to the recording studio. His gritty, southern vocals and impassioned lyrics are built on the same firm foundation that had him as a pre-draft selection of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays straight out of high school—hard work, sheer talent and that thing music industry execs and baseball talent scouts alike simply call heart.
Those same qualities have gotten Brett’s songs placed on television shows like MTV’s The Real World and Kardashian pop culture favorite Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and his feet planted firmly on some of the most well-known stages in the world—The Roxy, The Troubador, The House of Blues, The Viper Room, sharing those stages with some of pop music’s best and brightest, from Colbie Caillat to Gavin DeGraw to Katy Perry.
Not bad for what Brett Young once thought would just be a “hobby.” But when a major elbow injury and reconstructive surgery took him off the pitcher’s mound for good, he found out that his love for music became so much more, and what he thought was the end was only the beginning.
“Everyone leaves a trail of ‘almosts’ and bittersweet memories behind on the road to ‘the one’,” says Brett. “It happened to me on my journey—it happens to everyone. Now I use those moments when I write music. I guess it is fortunate for me that people most easily relate to heartbreak. I’m an over-emotional, hopeless romantic who feels everything, and that shows in my songs.”
With three independent albums already under his belt, Brett just got out of the studio with David Hall at the production helm, known for his GRAMMY Award winning work as an engineer, with artists of nearly every genre. And true to form, he’ll be showcasing that intensity and emotion in his recordings, of songs like “Kiss By Kiss” and “On Fire.”
“I grew up with Al Green, Marvin Gaye—soul singers. I like that the emotion carries the songs, where the music is almost secondary,” he says. “Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’—that’s just timeless. But it didnt take long before my appreciation for soulful vocal delivery turned me on to all-time greats like George Jones and Hank Williams. From there, it was no surprise that I would fall completely for today's Country Music! It influences me; as a songwriter and a performer, I want to connect like they did. And when your audience feels like they can relate, then you have something much more special than a show, or a sale. You have a fan.”
When it comes to Brett Young, it isn’t so far from a pitcher’s mound to a major stage, and it doesn’t really matter what kind of Big Show you’re talking about. Because in the end, when you have that thing called heart, it shows. You may see it in his eyes, but you’ll hear it in his voice.
Brett has since played venues ranging from House of Blues to Troubadour, and shared the stage with such artists as Mandy Moore, Tyrone Wells, Jason Reeves, Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton, Katy Perry, Hoku and many more. Brett recently released his first record under Rutherford Entertainment, "On Fire" and is currently in the studio finishing up his latest acoustic album.