Lee Brice Excited to Do Gospel Album With Mother, Aunts

Musician Lee Brice performs onstage during day 3 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 27, 2014 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
Musician Lee Brice performs onstage during day 3 of 2014 Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 27, 2014 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)

Singer-songwriter spearheads family trip to record classic gospel tunes

On his upcoming album, I Don’t Dance, Lee Brice namechecks both Hank Williams and Snoop Dogg, a dichotomy that isn’t so strange considering the myriad of influences heard throughout the record (nor considering today’s country radio). The singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone Country that in the making of the new album, which he also co-produced, he was listening to everyone from Garth Brooks to Eminem. In fact, he’s a bit worried that people will accuse him of trying to channel the latter on one of his favorite tracks, “Good Man.”

“I think people are going to think I’m rapping, but I’m just singing really fast,” he insists. “But ‘Carolina Boys’ is faster than that. So if people say I’m rapping and following a trend, I’ll tell them to go back to my first record, seven years ago, and listen to ‘Carolina Boys.'”

Besides, Brice is more into pet projects than he is into trends. In fact, before I Don’t Dance even hits shelves, he’ll craft another album that revisits a different — much different — musical influence… and earns him some brownie points with an important lady in his life.

“My mom and all her sisters sang gospel music my whole life, and they’re amazing. They made a record in Nashville,” he recalls. “I’m going to send a tour bus to pick them all up in South Carolina in July and bring them here to my house, and I’m going to make a new record on them. We’re going to sing classic gospel songs and have them sing in the background. I cannot wait.”

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SOURCE: Rolling Stone
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