A former QB for Clemson University, Lee Brice has previously released two singles that Charted inside the Top 40 at country radio. While "She's Ain't Right" and "Hapy Endings" both showcased an artist with the talent to mix country and rock, both were given up on. Now back with a Digital EP, Lee Brice has released his newest single.
The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular show in the 1960s, and an embarrassing movie adaptation in the mid-1990s. The plot-line of Country folk fallin' into money reappears in Lee Brice's "Upper Middle Class White Trash." The writer of Garth Brooks' #1 hit "More Than A Memory" sells himself a bit short going for honky-tonk humor above a song that dares to reveal society's judgments on class. Three verses basically chronicle the "ah-ha!" value of Five Man Electrical Band/Tesla's "Signs" and crutch the "white trash" banner as a reason to exploit the audience on this appealing, but predictable tune that was better on television four decades ago than as a rushed single in 2008.