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Brice Williams
Mark Wills - United States

Overview

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 toured 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, Tyler Hilton, Kevin Sharp, Brian McComas, Lionel Cartwright, Linda Davis, Cowboy Crush, High Road, Todd Sansom, 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 balancing time working in Nashville as a session drummer and touring with multi-platinum selling artist Mark Wills.

In 2014, Brice joined the teaching faculty at ROOTS Music and Dance Academy in Franklin, TN.

Brice can soon be heard on Mark Wills' new single which is to be released to radio in early 2015.  Brice can also be seen playing drums on the "Made In America Tour" with Mark Wills, Bryan White, and Wade Hayes.

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

Equipment Configuration

BMP Masters Series
Walnut Lacquer

22x18 bass drum
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
16x14 floor tom
14x5 Reference Series snare drum (Brass)
13x5 Omar Hakim snare drum

B1000 boom stand x 3
P2000B Eliminator single pedal
S1000D snare stand
H1000 hi-hat stand
D1000 throne
CH1000 cymbal arm x 2
TH1000S short tom holder
AX20 adapter x 2
AX38 adapter