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"I can't think of a better way to end the year than this," says Lee. "I'm floored by the support of my friends at country radio and my fans who continue to believe in me ... can't wait for 2013!"
Hard 2 Love has already earned stellar reviews. In addition to being named to The Boot's list of Best Country Albums of 2012, The New York Times placed it in their Top 10 albums for the year, alongside such artists as Frank Ocean, Ke$ha and Taylor Swift. It was also named the Top Breakthrough Country Album of the Year at iTunes.
Lee, who played football for Clemson University in South Carolina, caps off the year in El Paso, Texas, as the halftime entertainment at the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve. He's already got a slate full of tour dates for 2013. Check them out here.