Lee Brice / Randy Houser with American Young and Parmalee will be at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Doors: 7:00 PM
Seating Notes: This event is Standing Room Only on the Floor, and Seated Reserved in the Tier and Balcony. Patrons will not be permitted to move between sections.
Lee Brice is proof that hard work pays great dividends. Since establishing himself as a songwriter right out of the gate in 2007 by co-writing “More Than a Memory,” Garth Brooks’ historic No. 1, Lee has persevered to emerge as one of country music’s most magnetic artists, both on radio and on the stage.
With the release of 2011’s “A Woman Like You” from his gold-certified album Hard 2 Love, Lee kicked off a string of consecutive Billboard No.1 singles. The album’s title track and “I Drive Your Truck” followed, with “I Drive Your Truck” being certified platinum and landing Lee a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, and its writers a nod for Best Country Song. It was also named Song of the Year at the CMA Awards. The moving “Truck”—a true story of a father who remembers his fallen soldier son by continuing to drive his pickup—has resonated with fans around the world, thanks to the way Lee brings the song to life with his heartfelt and often heart-wrenching vocal.
“I’ve done about 200 shows a year for the last five years, and I realized that you can move people without necessarily screaming at them,” Lee says.
Along with the Grammy recognition, Lee has been nominated for CMA and ACM awards (including nominations in both organizations’ New Artist category) and triumphed at the American Country Awards in 2013 for Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist for “I Drive Your Truck.” He has been featured on NPR, in the Los Angeles Times and has performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno—each story, each appearance adding to the steamroller momentum Lee has behind him.
“It’s just forward, forward, forward for us,” Lee says. “I’ve learned there is a patience you gain with experience and I’m trying to dig in. You could be a great singer or performer, but it’s the whole package that make an artist.” To be sure, it’s a head-spinning time to be Lee Brice. But this is what he has sweated and prepared for, as a songwriter and a performer. He’s become exactly what he set out to be: a total-package artist.
Randy Houser is a man refreshed. “I don’t know how it happened, but everything in my life has started lining up,” says the Lake, Mississippi native. “I must have done somebody right in the past.”
Those positive vibes of renewal ripple through Houser’s newest single “Goodnight Kiss” and its predecessors, the back-to-back No. 1 smash hits “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “How Country Feels.” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was his first Platinum-selling single and “How Country Feels” was Houser’s first radio No. 1, earning recognition at the 2013 American Country Awards for Most Played Radio Track: Male. All three songs are from Houser’s Stoney Creek Records debut, How Country Feels, which hit stores on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Upon release, the title track and lead single sparked a wildfire of accolades and media appearances including: CONAN, NBC Nightly News, NBC Weekend Today, CBS’s “On The Couch,” FOX & Friends, Better TV, American Country Awards and many more. “It was the obvious choice for a lead-off,” Houser says of “How Country Feels.” “It caught my ear the first time I heard it—like, ‘I wanna hear that again.’”
Still, the heart of the album—of Houser’s entire outlook right now—remains the story of a man who’s moved through darkness into light. “I feel like I’ve reached such a special moment,” he says, and it’s a true pleasure to hear him inside it.
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