Lee Brice made history when the Garth Brooks hit "More Than a Memory" -- a song Brice co-wrote with Kyle Jacobs and Billy Montana -- became the first single to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Now he's making history of a different sort. Brice's current single, "Love Like Crazy," claims the distinction of making the slowest climb into the top 10, taking 46 weeks.
"I've got the fastest-rising single in the history of the world that I wrote. And now, as an artist, I've got the slowest-rising single in history," he says with a laugh. "Hey, I'll take it any way I can get it. If it goes No. 1, then I'll have the fastest-rising No. 1 and the slowest-rising No. 1. That would be something I can hang my hat on."
"Love Like Crazy" is the title track to Brice's Curb debut album, which streeted June 8 and bowed at No. 9 on Top Country Albums. This week, the single slips to No. 11 but is still bulleted, gaining 413,000 impressions. It also moves 57-52 on the Billboard Hot 100.