For as long as it ran up the charts (a record 56 weeks), Lee Brice’s previous big hit “Love Like Crazy” never got to #1. The song eventually was the most-played song of 2010 but Lee didn’t get to celebrate the success of his first #1 hit of an artist, until this week, when his latest single “A Woman Like You” hit #1. The song, which is one of the few he didn’t write from upcoming sophomore album Hard 2 Love, finds Lee singing earnestly and honestly about the life he’d have if it wasn’t enhanced by the woman in his life.
"This song is just special," Lee said to ABC Radio Networks. "So, we're very fortunate it's gotten as high as it's gotten.”
One of Lee's friends, Jon Stone, was a co-writer on "A Woman Like You,” (along with Johnny Bulford and Phil Barton). After Jon played it for him, Lee quickly cut a demo version of the song. He says, "Label loved it. All we did was basically upgrade the demo and put it out, so it was magical from day one."
Recently awarded the ACM Song of the Year award for co-writing the Eli Young Band #1 hit “Crazy Girl,” Lee’s certainly no stranger to #1 hits. That single gave Lee Brice a hand in singing or writing the two most played songs of the past two years as “Crazy Girl” followed “Love Like Crazy” as 2011’s most-played song. One song he co-wrote, Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” debuted at #1 its first week out in radio land, the first and only time this has happened (and something that nearly happened again this week with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s new single “Feel Like A Rock Star”).
Other songs co-written by Lee have been recorded by artists as diverse as Josh Kelley, Sister Hazel, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Adam Gregory, Bomshel, Jason Michael Carroll and Kenny Chesney.