Lewis Brice, a 25-year-old native of Sumter, S.C., is no stranger to Nashville's thriving music scene. Along with his best friend and frequent collaborator David Oakleaf, he manages the well-known venue, 12th & Porter. The pair auditioned together but was split by the judges, mainly, Lewis says, "because I think we didn't choose the right song." He was then assigned to current partner, Gabe Jordan. Lewis grew up in a very musical family. His brother, Lee Brice, is a well-known singer-songwriter whom Lewis credits as one of his inspirations, along with Fuel, Coldplay, Garth Brooks and the Marshall Tucker Band. Lewis is a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, mandolin and piano.