Lee Brice Up For AMA Song of the Year

(Curb) Lee Brice has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music for a "Song of the Year" award for his composition, "Crazy Girl," recorded by the Eli Young Band.

Brice shares writing credit with collaborator, Liz Rose. "Crazy Girl" was Billboard's No. 1 country song for 2011, and Brice's well-known hit, "Love Like Crazy," was the No. 1 song for 2010.

Reacting to the nomination, Brice said, "Liz Rose and I were just fortunate enough to be in the same room that magical day and wrote a magical song. Within a few hours, the song came together. I'm so honored to be acknowledged along with these other amazing writers."

Brice also extends his congratulations to the Eli Young Band for their ACM nomination for "Single of the Year" for "Crazy Girl." "I'm so happy for the Eli Young Band. They've worked so hard for so long, and they deserve all the success that's coming to them."

As a songwriter, "Crazy Girl," released in 2011 on Republic Nashville, is Brice's second No.1 hit. In 2007, he made history when another single he co-wrote, Garth Brooks', "More Than A Memory," became the first song in the history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart to debut at No. 1. This also marks the fourth ACM nomination for Brice as he was nominated last year for "Song of the Year" for "Love Like Crazy" and as both an artist and producer for "Single Record of the Year" for "Love Like Crazy." His current single, "A Woman Like You," from his upcoming album to be released this spring, is at No. 24 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

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