Lee Brice Breaks Another Country Chart Record
September 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM (PT)
Congrats to CURB/NASHVILLE VP/Promotion ADRIAN MICHAELS, Nat’l Dir./Promotion MIKE ROGERS and the rest of the CURB team, as LEE BRICE’s single “Love Like Crazy” breaks the record for the most weeks spent on the BILLBOARD Country Songs chart. LEE enters his 55th week this week at #3 on the chart, breaking Country great EDDY ARNOLD’s “Bouquet Of Roses,” which spent 54 weeks on the chart after its MAY 15, 1948 debut.
“Love Like Crazy” first appeared on the BILLBOARD chart at #58 on SEPTEMBER 5, 2009. BRICE also holds the distinction of co-writing the first song in BILLBOARD’s Country Songs chart history to enter the charts at #1 with GARTH BROOKS’ hit, “More Than A Memory.”
LEE said: “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. 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.”
MICHAELS added: “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. 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.”
For more info on LEE BRICE, visit www.leebrice.com.