Brice concert worth the wait

Lee Brice

Lee Brice

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 03:49 PM.


Florida Seafood Festival Director President John Solomon said, “We got lucky when we booked Lee Brice.”

A year ago, when the festival directors chose Brice for this year’s Saturday night concert, he was a rising star. Since then, he has sky rocketed into fame.

Brice, born June 10, 1979, is signed toCurb Records. His highest-charting single is "A Woman Like You", which reached number one in April. He also had Billboard's Top Country Song of 2010 with "Love Like Crazy", the title track to his2010 debut album; the song spent 56 weeks on theHot Country Songschart, peaking at number three and setting a record for the longest run in the chart's history. In addition to title track “Hard 2 Love” his second album produced the platinum hit “A Woman Like You.”

But there’s more to Brice than talent and bad boy good looks. He’s a nice guy. Brice may look like a pro football player but beneath that rugged exterior is the heart of a teddy bear.

Traveling from a friend’s wedding in Thomasville, he was a little late on Saturday night. Nobody minded with songbird Lisa Shaffer from Nashville on the stage. The beautiful and talented songstress continued to perform without complaint.

When the star arrived about 30 minutes late, a group of fans lucky enough to obtain admission passes to the Bud Light Meet and Greet were anxiously huddled outside the gate, waiting to shake his hand or ask for an autograph. Barely breaking stride, Brice popped into his tour bus to get his bearings and in less than five minutes, was back outside, ready to make new friends.

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