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I Don't Dance is the third studio album by American country music artist Lee Brice. It was released on September 9, 2014 via Curb Records.

Content

The album's lead single is its title track,[1] which became a number one single on Country Airplay in mid 2014. "Drinking Class" is the second single.

Brice produced the title track by himself;[2] he co-produced with Jon Stone of American Young on tracks 2, 7–9, and 11–13, and Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure on tracks 3–6, and 10. He also played every instrument on the track "Girls in Bikinis".[3]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[4]

I Don't Dance received positive reviews from music critics. It currently has a score of 69 out of 100 on Metacritic indicating "generally favorable reviews", based on 4 critics reviews. Jon Freeman of Country Weekly rated the album "B". He praised the songwriting of the title track, as well as "Drinkin' Class", "My Carolina", and "The Airport Song", and described Brice's voice as "spectacular, ranging from a gentle whisper to a right-from-the-gut, serrated-edge howl that elevates even the most forgettable material into high drama." Freeman also praised the sparseness of the album's production.[5]

Commercial performance

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 5, and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with 39,000 copies sold in the United States in its debut week.[6] The album has sold 247,400 copies in the US as of March 2016.[7]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Don't Dance"3:59
2."No Better Than This"
4:13
3."Show You Off Tonight"
3:54
4."Always the Only One"
3:53
5."Good Man"
3:24
6."Drinking Class"
3:27
7."That Don't Sound Like You"3:30
8."Girls in Bikinis"3:13
9."Sirens"
  • Brice
  • Hatch
  • Jon Stone
  • Lance Miller
3:54
10."Somebody's Been Drinking"3:41
11."Hard to Figure Out (The Airport Song)"
  • Brice
  • Joe Leathers
  • Nicole Witt
3:25
12."My Carolina"
  • Brice
  • Phillip Lammonds
3:57
13."Panama City"
4:15
Deluxe Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."More My Style"
  • Brice
  • McGehee
  • Montana
  • Brian Davis
3:45
15."Closer"
4:08
16."Whiskey Used to Burn"
  • Brice
  • Hatch
  • Miller
3:32

Personnel

  • Carolyn Wann Bailey – strings (5, 10)
  • Hari Bernstein – strings (5, 10)
  • Travis Bettis – electric guitar (1, 2, 12)
  • Jessica Blackwell – strings (5, 10)
  • Lee Bricebanjo (8, 9), clapping (9), acoustic guitar (1, 7, 8, 10, 12), electric guitar (3, 4, 5, 7, 11), horn arrangements (10), keyboards (8), string arrangements (5, 10), lead vocals, background vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11), whistle (8), "heys" (9)
  • Sara Brice – talking girl (8)
  • Tom Bukovac – electric guitar (2, 13)
  • Perry Coleman – background vocals (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13)
  • Chad Cromwelldrums (7, 11)
  • Eric Darken – percussion (1)
  • Charles Kenneth Dixon – strings (5, 10), copyist (5, 10)
  • Charles "Chip" Esten – clapping (9), "heys" (9)
  • Dan Frizsell – programming (12)
  • Ben Glover – background vocals (3)
  • Kevin "Swine" Grantt – bass guitar (7)
  • Adrienne Harmon – strings (5, 10)
  • Mark Hill – bass guitar (3, 5, 6, 10)
  • Jun Iwasaki – strings (5, 10)
  • Mike Johnson – steel guitar (3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
  • Charlie Judge – Hammond B-3 organ (11), horn arrangements (9), keyboards (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), piano (6), programming (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11), string arrangements (5, 10), strings (11)
  • Jeff King – electric guitar (3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
  • Jennifer Kummer – French horn (10)
  • Phillip Lammonds – acoustic guitar (12)
  • Tim Lauer – keyboards (2)
  • Tony Lucido – bass guitar (8, 9)
  • Matt McClure – programming (3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Pat McGrath – acoustic guitar (3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
  • Jerry McPherson – e-bow (1), electric guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
  • Miles McPherson – drums (6)
  • Richard Madenfort – acoustic guitar (4, 6), 12-string acoustic guitar (3, 5, 10), piano (2, 3, 8, 10) background vocals (2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13)
  • Donnie Marple – drums (1, 4, 12)
  • Rick Marty – electric guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 12), background vocals (1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11), talk box (8)
  • Greg Morrow – drums (2)
  • Emily Nelson – strings (5, 10)
  • Justin Niebank – programming (1)
  • Kelly Norman – background noise (13)
  • Kelly Norris – background vocals (2)
  • Russ Pahl – steel guitar (1, 9)
  • Sarighandi D Reist – strings (5, 10)
  • Paul Rippee – bass guitar (1, 2)
  • Maggie Rose – background vocals (13)
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar (4, 11, 12)
  • Bradley Smith – Hammond B-3 organ (12), piano (13), background vocals (12)
  • Jon Stone – clapping (9), acoustic guitar (8, 11), electric guitar (7), background vocals (2, 9), "woos" (8), "yeas" (8), "heys" (9)
  • Russell Terrell – background vocals (10)
  • Patrick Walle – French horn (10)
  • Jason Webb – Hammond B-3 organ (3, 6, 10), keyboards (3, 6, 10), piano (4), programming (6)
  • Derek Wells – electric guitar (3, 4, 5, 10)
  • Nir Z – drums (3, 5, 8, 9, 10)

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 70
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 5
US Billboard 200[10] 5
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2014) Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 43

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country CAN
2014 "I Don't Dance" 5 1 33 3 40
"Drinking Class" 3 2 53 11 66
2015 "That Don't Sound Like You" 13 10 64 38 75
Preceded by
Platinum by Miranda Lambert
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 27, 2014
Succeeded by
Sundown Heaven Town by Tim McGraw

References

Template:Lee Brice

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