Lee Brice’s music easy to love

Lee Brice

Lee Brice

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:25 PM.


Which is probably why he burnt off some steam last Thursday before his concert at Cain’s Ballroom, a classic cowboy club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had dragged some mats in from his tour bus, to do a little jiu-jitsu and boxing exercise.

“My stresses have to be prioritized,” said Lee, a 33-year-old country singer-songwriter on course for a remarkable breakout year, playing more than 200 tour dates across the country, including an 8 p.m. concert Saturday night in Apalachicola to highlight the 49th annual Florida Seafood festival.

“I try to separate music from home,” he said. “I’m always one to say I can get to the woods if I can find time. Just being home, just getting home and being there for a few days, and being at the house, my stress kind of decompresses.”

Back home in Nashville, Lee has the chance to spend family time with his fiancée, Sara Reeveley, and their 4-year-old son Takoda. “I want him to have a stable thing at home; stability is a big thing for kids,” said Lee. “My little boy requires a lot, so when I’m there, I have to be there.

“Luckily this thing doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve been able to slowly adjust to this,” said Lee, whose second album “Hard 2 Love” was released in April and has already spawned the platinum hit “A Woman Like You” and the gold “Hard To Love.”

“I’ve done a lot of things, been on the road for seven years,” he said. “It’s starting to feel this might be our year, that we’re here and we matter. Rubbing shoulders with everybody, it feels good.”

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