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Hard 2 Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the cover of his 2010 debut, Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice looked a little bit like an everyday bro in his T-shirt and backwards baseball cap but on its 2012 sequel, Hard 2 Love, he cuts a slightly more sophisticated figure in a newsboy cap and pea jacket. As it turns out, the sartorial shift is a visualization of the change in his sound. Despite some generic titles -- the best of which is "Beer" -- Brice doesn't play things quite by the books, expanding both his emotional and sonic horizons on Hard 2 Love, threading some echoing U2 guitar into "That's When You Know It's Over," letting his sensitive side take over when he's regarding either his girl or his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the cover of his 2010 debut, Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice looked a little bit like an everyday bro in his T-shirt and backwards baseball cap but on its 2012 sequel, Hard 2 Love, he cuts a slightly more sophisticated figure in a newsboy cap and pea jacket. As it turns out, the sartorial shift is a visualization of the change in his sound. Despite some generic titles -- the best of which is "Beer" -- Brice doesn't play things quite by the books, expanding both his emotional and sonic horizons on Hard 2 Love, threading some echoing U2 guitar into "That's When You Know It's Over," letting his sensitive side take over when he's regarding either his girl or his friends. Brice covers an Eric Church song called "Life Off My Years" and throughout the album he displays a certain debt to the highly regarded Church, building upon his savvy wordplay, humor, and relaxed masculinity. But Brice is a smoother, poppier singer than Church, comfortable with the glossy setting of Hard 2 Love but also giving it some considerable warmth. Perhaps the album could use a song that grabbed you by the throat but it's sturdy and quietly persuasive, its strengths sounding clearer and bolder with each listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187931626
  • Catalog Number: 79316
  • Sales rank: 17,178

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Brice Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
David Angell Violin
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
John Catchings Cello
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
David Davidson Violin
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Dennis Holt Percussion, Drums
Charles Judge Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Russ Pahl Steel Guitar
Ed Seay Background Vocals
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Pat McGrath Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar (Resonator)
Perry Coleman Vocal Harmony
Tom Bukovac Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Jason Webb Bass, Hammond B3
Ben Glover Background Vocals
Tommy Harden Percussion, Drums
Mark Hill Bass
Marcus Myers Dulcimer
Tony Lucido Bass
Jim "Moose" Brown Piano
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Tully Kennedy Electric Guitar
Jedd Hughes Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Brian Pruitt Percussion, Drums
Shawn Fichter Percussion, Drums
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Rich Redmond Drums
Matt McClure Background Vocals, Overdubs
Kyle Jacobs Piano, Background Vocals
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Jon Stone Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Ilya Toshinskiy Mandolin
Mike Bignardello Bass
Reg Smith Piano, Hammond B3
Phillip Lamonds Mandolin
Technical Credits
Connie Harrington Composer
Don Hart String Arrangements, String Conductor
Charles Judge Programming
Justin Niebank Engineer
Ed Seay Engineer
Rhett Akins Composer
Brian Willis Engineer
Billy Montana Composer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Jed Hackett Engineer
Jim Collins Composer
Mark Irwin Composer
Jimmy Yeary Composer
Ben Glover Composer
Phillip Lammonds Composer
Lance Miller Composer
Jessi Alexander Composer
John Ozier Composer
Jerrod Niemann Composer
Johnny Bulford Composer
Joe Collins Composer
Lee Brice Composer, Producer
Luke Laird Composer
Doug Johnson Producer, Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
Matt McClure Producer, Engineer
Rob Hatch Composer
Kyle Jacobs Composer, Producer
Phil Barton Composer
Jon Stone Composer, Producer
Thomas Rhett Akins Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Reg Smith Composer
Erich Church Composer
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