|With Tyler Farr on Vocal Rest, Jerrod Neimann Steps Up
Curb recording artist Lee Brice was ready celebrate the New Year by launching his “Life Off My Years” concert tour with his good friend and running buddy Tyler Farr beginning February 4 in Salisbury, MD. But, with Farr undergoing emergency vocal chord surgery and enforced vocal rest, the Academy of Country Music Song and Single of the Year winner is forced to give his friend time to heal and has tapped Jerrod Neimann to fill Farr’s boots. Lee Brice, with Special Guest Jerrod Niemann, will be taking the stage on Saturday, February 13th at The Viaero Center. Tickets for the “Life Off My Years” Tour in Kearney, NE are available at The Viaero Center Box Office, by Phone at 308-338-8011, and online at www.kearneyevents.com.
“Jerrod — he’s one of my oldest friends. We came up through the ranks together, as writers and artists. He understands who my fans are, and this is the kind of line-up where when he’s out there, it’ll feel like exactly the right combination of songs, singing and hitting people where they live,” Brice says of his new tour-mates.
If the hard-charging Farr — known for “Guy Walks Into a Bar,” “Whiskey In My Water” and “Redneck Crazy” — was a perfect fit, Jerrod Neimann’s boundary-pushing approach to country is a match for Brice’s muscular take on the genre.
Brice has had quite a year by kicking off 2015 with a double ACM win (Single Record Of The Year for “I Don't Dance,” awarded to Artist and Producer). The multiple Platinum and Gold Record (“I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class”) seller then performed on NBC's “The Voice,” delivered a featured performance on ABC’s "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" and was the only Country artist to perform on iHeartRadio’s Music Festival's Daytime Village Stage last summer. Featured in USA Today for his use of Periscope to connect with his fans, his song “Sirens” was included on the new “MADDEN NFL 16” game and soundtrack. Having been nominated, CMA “Single Of The Year” with “I Don’t Dance” this year, he followed the honor by playing Rome, GA on November 15 and becoming the first country artist to perform in all 50 states in 2015.
“Life happens,” says the philosophical Curb Records artist. “I always stand by my friends, and I’m grateful that Jerrod will join me on these dates. Touring with Tyler promised a lot of fun, but knowing this group of artists, I wholeheartedly believe people coming to these shows will have a great time. I can’t wait to get on the road and mix it up with these guys — I know I’m ready, and so are the fans.”
Country recording artist and Kearney, NE native Luke Mills has been added to the LEE BRICE “Life Off My Years” Tour stop on Saturday, Feb 13th in Kearney, NE at the Viaero Event Center.
Luke will be debuting acoustic versions of songs from his “Boots” EP that was was released in Jan 2015. Since that release, he has seen two of his songs maintain a strong presence on regional country radio stations and opened for Chris Janson (Buy Me A Boat), Blackhawk, and a handful of other country artists.
Luke Mills has been touring, recording, and writing his own music since 1999. After navigating the independent music market for over a decade, he established himself as a songwriter who engages audiences through his recordings and live shows. This 35 year old wrote his first song when he was 13 after listening to country radio as a child and being influenced by George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Clint Black. Luke’s first concert was at a county fair in Colby, KS as a child where he became inspired by Chris Ledoux. That is when he caught the “music bug” and has ran with it.