Brice Williams

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About

A native of Marion Illinois, Brice got his first drum kit at the age of four. Born into a musical family, he got started sitting in with his dad's country band at a young age. In high school, he was ranked as one of the top two Jazz drummers by the Illinois Music Educators Association. Brice moved on to study at Nashville's premier music school, Belmont University, where he studied with one of his childhood idols Chester Thompson (Weather Report, Frank Zappa, Genesis, Phil Collins). He was a member of Belmont's Country Ensemble "Southbound", Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Small Group 1&2 and Belmont's prestigious Big Band. It was also during this time that he was the recipient of the Larrie Londin Memorial Scholarship from the Percussive Arts Society.

Brice has played and/or recorded with Mark Wills, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan, Bryan White, Sawyer Brown, Wade Hayes, Josh Kelley, Jamie O'Neal, Andy Griggs, Daryle Singletary, Jamie Floyd, Tyler Hilton, Kevin Sharp, Brian McComas, Linda Davis, Cowboy Crush, High Road, Brittini Black, and Dick Fantastic and the Fabulous 4 Skins.

Brice played on Lady Antebellum's self-titled album which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country Album Charts and #4 on Billboard Pop Album Charts, and is approaching 3x's Platinum in sales. The album spawned a number of top ten hits including their first single "Love Don't Live Here" which reached #3 on Billboards Country Charts. It was nominated for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group" at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Brice also played with Lady Antebellum on the 2008 AT&T Summer Olympic Games Soundtrack, Lady A's Christmas release in 2009 of "Baby It's Cold Outside" and in 2012 on the soundtrack for the hit movie "Act Of Valor".

In 2010, Brice was invited by the Percussive Arts Society to present a masterclass at PASIC 2010 in Indianapolis.

Since 2011, Brice has been touring with multi-platinum selling Country artist Mark Wills. And can be heard playing drums on Mark’s new single “The Night Ain’t Even Over Yet”

Since 2014, Brice has been part of the teaching faculty at ROOTS Music Academy in Franklin, TN.

In 2016 Brice started his home studio “The Groove Garage” and will be on the road playing for Mark Wills on the “Country Revolution Tour” which features Jason Michael Carrol, Daryl Worley and Mark Wills.

Brice has the great privilege of endorsing - Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads and Westone In Ear Monitors.