9 Years Ago: Lee Brice Earns First Big Hit, “Love Like Crazy”
"Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice tells a story of a couple that's been together nearly 60 years, after falling in love at age 17. The song was a universal message for many people.
While "Love Like Crazy" was Lee's first big hit, it wasn't his first radio single. Lee's career started in early 2007, with a song called "She Ain't Right," which peaked at #31 on the Mediabase country chart. He followed with the top 30 "Happy Endings" in 2008 and the top 50 "Upper Middle Class White Trash."
Then "Love Like Crazy" was released in August of 2009. The song had quite the chart run, spending a then record 56 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (now Country Airplay), peaking at #3 in early September of 2010.
That record would be broken by Rodney Atkins this year with "Caught Up In The Country" (57 weeks). Both Lee and Rodney are on the same label, Curb Records.
"Love Like Crazy" would be certified platinum by the RIAA and be named the #1 song of the year at country radio by Billboard.
It's always cool when you see couples that have been together for a long time. True love can stand the test of time, even with pain and struggle along the way.
...and yes, definitely overuse "I love you"!