Lee Brice Says His Wife Is the “Judge” When It Comes to Releasing Songs Like “One of Them Girls”

Lee Brice Says His Wife Is the “Judge” When It Comes to Releasing Songs Like “One of Them Girls”

Lee Brice’s “One of Them Girls” is No. 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the second straight week as Luke Combs’ “Lovin’ On You” continues its four-week reign atop the chart.

The tune follows Lee’s No. 1 single, “Rumors,” which topped the charts in July 2019, and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which peaked at No. 1 earlier this year.

Penned by Lee, Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson, “One of Them Girls” is the lead single to Lee’s upcoming sixth studio album, Hey World, which drops on Nov. 20. Lee was inspired to write “One of Them Girls” after a moment of reflection with his family on Father’s Day in 2019. Lee penned the song the following morning with Ashley, Dallas and Ben, but he wasn’t sure the song would be well received due to the possible negative connotation of the title.

As Lee told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, he presented the song to the judge—his wife of seven years, Sara.

“I mean, as I wrote it, I was like, ‘Okay, I think this is really good, but I’ve gotta check,’ because it’s one of those things, like, as a guy, you could say this and go, ‘One of them girls, are you one of them girls?’” says Lee. “I’m like, ‘I don’t know if a girl’s gonna like that or not.’ So, I played it for my wife—she’s always the best judge of that stuff. I was like, ‘Does this appeal to you as a female?’ She’s like, ‘Absolutely! We’re all one of them girls.’”

Sara agreed with Lee’s initial sentiment: “It’s so very much about that girl that all of us—deep down, at the end of the day, at the end of our lives—really hope to have loving us,” says Lee.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell