Double Down Music Signs Multi-Award-WinningSongwriter Lee Brice
NASHVILLE, TN – July 22, 2021 – Double Down Music, a recently launched publishing division of PIA Music Group (PIA), announces multi-award-winning songwriter/artist Lee Brice signs with the new publishing company. The signing reunites Brice with PIA Music Group CEO, Ryan Dokke. Dokke served as head of radio promotion for Curb Records prior to being named Sr. VP/General Manager of Curb/Word Entertainment in 2018. In addition to his outstanding recording career, Lee Brice is one of the most prolific songwriters in music!,” said Dokke, CEO, PIA Music Group. “The visual nature of his writing and what he can bring to life with a lyric and a melody put him among the best artist-writers in our business. Personally, it is a thrill to once again be able to work with Lee in a different way this time. His ideas and energy are infectious! He brings so much to the PIA Music Group / Double Down family.” “Lee Brice is a massive hit-songwriter!" said Dallas Davidson, PIA Music Group founder. "After the creative success we have had together, we now have an opportunity to work together in a bigger way and put a giant spotlight on Lee Brice, the songwriter! And it’s always special when you get to work with one of your closest friends.” About Lee Brice: When Curb Records recording artist, Lee Brice, isn't selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, or building new brands like American Born whiskey, you'll find the family man with his wife Sara, two young boys, and daughter. Meanwhile, with 2.8 billion on-demand streams, and over 3.6 billion spins on Pandora, Brice continues to enjoy massive success at country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road. He recently reached #1 at Country Radio with “One of Them Girls,” which follows his #1 with Carly Pearce on “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” and his #1 just prior to that, “Rumor,” which was nominated in the category Single of The Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards. One of the most-played country artists of all time on Pandora, he is a member of the company's "Billionaires Club,” becoming only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA and ACM award winner, and he's taken eight radio singles to Number One: "A Woman Like You," "Hard to Love," "I Drive Your Truck," "I Don’t Dance," "Drinking Class," “Rumor," “I Hope You’re Happy Now," and “One of Them Girls.” Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs, and he's performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC's Today, ABC's The Bachelor, NBC's The Voice and FOX's Miss USA 2018. Lee performed as part of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Garth Brooks, aired on PBS March of 2020. At the 54th Annual CMA Awards (2020), Lee took home the prize for Musical Event of the Year for his song with Carly Pearce, "I Hope You're Happy Now." At the 56th ACM Awards, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” won Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year, and Lee and Carly Pearce performed the song live. Lee’s current album, Hey World, is available now. About Play It Again Music Group Play It Again Music Group is a full-service music company, founded by multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Dallas Davidson, that includes PIA Publishing, label/publishing/artist management division PIA Entertainment and the recently launched publishing company Double Down Music, which includes a joint venture with Triple Play Music.
Double Down Music includes hit songwriters Blake Bollinger, Lee Brice and Clara Calaway as well as Triple Play Music’s songwriters John Morgan and John Edwards.