Country Singer Brings His Southern Charm to New York City
For Television Network Hosting Debut on the “Today” Show
Nashville, TN - (March 15, 2012) – On Tuesday, March 20, the “Today” show gets a little more country as hit singer/songwriter Lee Brice joins Hoda Kotb to co-host the fourth hour of the top-rated national morning show. Brice will fill in for Kathie Lee Gifford who is taking the week off.
In April 2011, Hoda Kotb selected Lee Brice’s hit single and Billboard’s Most Played Song of 2010, “Love Like Crazy,” for her “iHoda Playlist.” Now, close to a year later, she has invited the singer to join her and perform his new Top 10 smash, “A Woman Like You,” live in studio. Brice commented on the invitation, “I’m really excited to co-host with Hoda. I love that she loves country music and shares it with the world on her ‘iHoda Playlist.’ Buckle up Hoda, we’re gonna have some fun!”

Brice’s “Today” debut kicks off a soon-to-be busy schedule for the award-nominated singer.  On April 1, Brice will compete in the “Song of the Year” category at the ACM Awards for co-writing Eli Young Band’s first #1 single, “Crazy Girl.”  Then, on April 24, his much-anticipated sophomore album, Hard 2 Love, hits the streets with a fury of media appearances. “A Woman Like You” is the lead release from the album and is currently at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is selling over 40,000 single downloads weekly.

The fourth hour of “Today” airs weekdays on NBC from 10-11 a.m.

About Lee Brice:
Lee Brice released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, on Curb Records in June 2010. The title track of the album, “Love Like Crazy,” reached the top five on the charts and was named Billboard’s Most Played Country Song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest chart run in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Brice is also known for his songwriting, penning hits for many great artists including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton. In 2011, Brice once again scored Billboard’s Most Played Song of the Year with the single he co-wrote, Eli Young Band’s hit, “Crazy Girl.” He also spent last year touring the country with both Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour and CMT On Tour with Luke Bryan. On April 24, Brice will release his sophomore album, Hard 2 Love, on Curb Records. The lead single from the album, “A Woman Like You,” has reached Gold status and is currently in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. For a list of upcoming tour dates and the latest Lee Brice news, please visit www.leebrice.com.

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