Lee Brice Celebrates CMA “Single Of The Year” Nomination For RIAA Platinum “I Don’t Dance”
“When I wrote this song as a gift to my wife Sara, I never thought it’d impact as many people as it has. I’m grateful to be recognized by the CMA with this nomination, but I’m equally honored to get to play it every night for fans across the U.S. this year,” said Brice from his tour bus this morning.
Brice will celebrate his “50th state” show on Nov. 15th in Rome, GA — a date that sold out in less that three minutes, and a trend in Lee’s live show sales. Most recently, the award-winning artist set a record in Alaska as the only Country artist to ever sell out their State Fair — and he did it in advance of the 9/5 show.
Having kicked off the year with a double ACM win, multiple Platinum and Gold certified singles, a performance on NBC’s “The Voice,” a feature performance on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (ABC), a USA Today spotlight for his use of Periscope to connect with his fans, and the placement of “Sirens” on the new “MADDEN NFL 16” game and soundtrack, it makes sense that he’d be the first Country artist to perform in all 50 states in 2015.
In the middle of criss-crossing the U.S., Lee is also slated to perform on the iHeartRadio Music Festival’s Daytime Village stage (Sept. 19th) at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena with friends Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, plus Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, Duran Duran and Janet Jackson before wrapping up his powerful 2015.
The “evocative, rough-edged singer” (New York Times) recorded his third studio album in Nashville, writing and producing 13 of the deluxe edition’s 16 songs, and playing almost every instrument on many of the tracks as well. “Nobody in Nashville writes better love songs right now than Brice,” says USA Today. Of ‘I Don’t Dance’ the New York Times says, “the songs are sturdy, the mood aching. That’s a noble mode, and a lane Mr. Brice has almost wholly to himself in modern country.”
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