Brice Receives First CMA Nomination for “New Artist of the Year”
Nashville, TN – Aug. 6, 2012 – With the kickoff of college football
season, award winning singer/songwriter Lee Brice has been handpicked by
the Clemson Tigers to write and record their gameday power anthem.
Before each game, the Tigers will charge the field to Brice’s “Orange
Empire,” which is also now available for fans on iTunes.
“I remember the ride over to the stadium on the team bus,” said Brice.
“When we’d get to the top of that hill…there really is no describing
the intensity and excitement. The fans were ready and insanely loud!
When I sat down to write this song, I wanted to portray that feeling.
Hopefully it’ll get ‘em going!”
To preview “Orange Empire,” click here: http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/sounds/post/_/id/3018/lee-brice-creates-song-for-clemson-football
The South Carolina native and former Tiger teammate penned “Orange
Empire” with co-writers Brian Davis and Billy Montana. In addition to
the new fight song, Brice will hit campus on football’s biggest weekend
where he’ll host a pre-game concert on Nov. 23 at Littlejohn Coliseum,
the night before Clemson goes head-to-head with rivals the USC
Gamecocks. Tickets to the Thanksgiving weekend concert go on sale Oct. 5
Yesterday, Brice announced the Broadcast Award finalists for the 46th
Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN where he received word of his
nomination for New Artist of the Year. His current
single “Hard To Love” continues to climb the country radio charts,
securing a spot in the Top 15 this week. For more information and for a
full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.leebrice.com.