Event Category: RenoTahoe
Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His most recent album, I Don’t Dance (9/2014), is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Perhaps the most personal song on this album is the title song which Brice wrote for the first dance at his May 2013 wedding. As with so much of his work, the lyrics are inspired by his undying love for his wife, Sara, but they resonate with a huge audience. Top wedding website The Knot selected it for the “Dream Wedding” they threw for a pair of Boston Marathon bombing survivors. “It’s my favorite song I’ve ever written in my life,” says Lee, “and I don’t know that that’ll ever change.”
While Brice is now known as reliable chart topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year” “stole the show” (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.”
“I had success as a writer before I had success as an artist,” says Brice, “so there’s a misconception that I was a songwriter first and then started to sing my own songs later. But all along, I’ve really always been writing for myself.
He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards.
**Please note that Lee’s Party Pit is Standing Room Only! In addition to presenting your ticket and a valid ID, you must pick up a wristband from the Will Call/Box Office at TJ’s Corral on the day of the event after 4 p.m. to be admitted into Lee’s Party Pit. No personal chairs or coolers are allowed in TJ’s Corral. Please contact the Event Center at 775-783-7766 for further information. For all types of tickets: There will be no re-admittance into the concert area after your ticket has been scanned.