The summertime is typically when most artists do the bulk of their touring, and Curb's Lee Brice is no different. To catch up with the hitmaker, Billboard found him rolling down the highway.
"We've got a night off from the Brad Paisley tour, so we're doing a show with Kid Rock and Thomas Rhett tonight," he said. "I've got some writers on the bus, and we're trying to come up with some songs."
Not that he is doing that bad in that department right now. "I Drive Your Truck" recently became his third No. 1 in a row – going up the charts at a completely different speed than his first hit.
"We had the slowest start ever with 'Love Like Crazy,' which took 57 weeks, but they have gradually gotten quicker," he said with a laugh. Brice's latest single, the infectious "Parking Lot Party" has become his fastest climbing release to date, sitting at No. 31 on the Hot Country Songs chart. "I think people are ready to party for the summertime because 'Parking Lot Party' is just flying for us."
A 9-year-old Michigan girl is looking forward to meeting Lee Brice after an incident that nearly took her life.
Jaylynn Hiller was hit by a car while leaving a concert in Allegan, Mich. earlier this month. She’s a big fan of Brice, and was upset she wouldn’t be able to see him the next day.
Fox 17 in West Michigan first told Hiller’s story after she was struck by a car driven by an 18-year-old, who police say was under the influence of alcohol. The incident took place after the B-93 Birthday Bash on June 8. Hiller suffered a fractured pelvis.