I Don't Dance

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lee Brice performed a rare feat in 2012: he became a star on the back of ballads, not party songs. Country has a long history of gentle, masculine crooners but the 2010s were rife with suburban dudes in tight jeans who sang slow songs only as a change of pace. Brice specialized in an assured delivery, taking such reflective songs as "Hard to Love" and "I Drive Your Truck" to the upper reaches of the country charts, and this success has led him to double down on deliberation on 2014's I Don't Dance. There is some volume to the record and a considerable amount of sly electronic textures -- this especially surfaces in the rhythms, which are sometimes looped, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lee Brice performed a rare feat in 2012: he became a star on the back of ballads, not party songs. Country has a long history of gentle, masculine crooners but the 2010s were rife with suburban dudes in tight jeans who sang slow songs only as a change of pace. Brice specialized in an assured delivery, taking such reflective songs as "Hard to Love" and "I Drive Your Truck" to the upper reaches of the country charts, and this success has led him to double down on deliberation on 2014's I Don't Dance. There is some volume to the record and a considerable amount of sly electronic textures -- this especially surfaces in the rhythms, which are sometimes looped, although there's some playful Auto-Tune; the three bonus tracks on the deluxe edition emphasize this side -- but the defining characteristic of I Don't Dance is how unhurried Brice seems, lending the same casual authority to the faster or grittier numbers ("No Better Than This," "Drinking Class," or "Girls in Bikinis," which is just plain silly) as he does on the ballads. This relaxed confidence is beguiling and also suits the songs, which Brice largely had a hand in composing (only three of the 13 songs don't bear a songwriting credit from him). Without the liner notes, it's hard to tell which songs come from Brice's pen and which don't, but that only signals how cohesive the album is. As skilled and commercially savvy a writer as he is -- and he is, that's his background -- he keeps the focus on his performance, letting the album come on smooth and strong. I Don't Dance may sink its teeth in slightly slowly, but that's Brice's style: he lets the listener come to him and, once they're there, he offers a warm seduction that lasts not just for a night but for a relationship.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2014
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187939226
  • Catalog Number: 79392
  • Sales rank: 1,022

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Brice Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Chad Cromwell Drums
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar, E-bow
Greg Morrow Drums
Russ Pahl Steel Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Pat McGrath Acoustic Guitar
Eric Darkin Percussion
Tim Lauer Keyboards
Derek Wells Electric Guitar
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Jason Webb Piano, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Jennifer Kummer French Horn
Phillip Lammonds Acoustic Guitar
Carolyn Bailey Strings
Kevin Grant Bass
Tony Lucido Bass
Miles McPherson Drums
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Bradley Smith Piano, Background Vocals, Hammond B3
Charlie Judge Piano, Strings, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Emily Nelson Strings
Jon Stone Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Travis Bettis Electric Guitar
Jun Iwasaki Strings
Maggie Rose Background Vocals
Jessica Blackwell Strings
Mark Hill Bass
Ben Glover Background Vocals
Hari Bernstein Strings
Patrick Walle French Horn
Adrienne Harmon Strings
Donnie Marple Drums
Chip Esten Vocals, Hand Clapping
Charles Kenneth Dixon Strings
Sarighandi D Reist Strings
Sara Brice Talking
Paul Rippee Bass
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu Drums
Kelley Norris Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Justin Niebank Programming, Engineer
Rhett Akins Composer
Dan Frizsell Programming, Engineer
Billy Montana Composer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Vicky McGehee Composer
Mark Irwin Composer
David Frasier Composer
Jason Webb Programming
Shane McAnally Composer
Phillip Lammonds Composer
Joe Don Rooney Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Lance Miller Composer
Ed Hill Composer
Rodney Clawson Composer
Adam Taylor overdub engineer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Josh Kear Composer
Lee Brice Composer, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Whistle
Matt McClure Programming, Producer, Engineer, overdub engineer
Rob Hatch Composer
Kyle Jacobs Composer, Producer
Joe Leathers Composer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Charlie Judge Programming, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, overdub engineer
Jon Stone Composer, Producer
Nicole Witt Composer
Thomas Rhett Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Ben Glover Composer
Blair Munday Art Direction
Kelly Norman Engineer
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