New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
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
— and Dylan Scott
— 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 CMA winners Maddie & Tae, Clare Dunn and Jerrod Niemann
to fill Farr's boots.
"Maddie and Tae are the kind of girls a guy can hang out with and girls wanna be — and they are not kidding when they strap on their guitars and own that stage. They've only been at this a little while, but they're fearless and have fun with the crowd," Brice says of his new tour-mates. "Clare Dunn. Man she can play that guitar. She's so talented! And 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."
If the hard-charging Farr - known for "Guy Walks Into a Bar," "Whiskey In My Water
" and "Redneck Crazy
" — was a perfect fit, Maddie & Tae's aggressive traditionalism, Clare Dunn's determined guitar slinging and Jerrod Niemann's boundary-pushing approach to country are 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 Maddie & Tae, Clare and 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."
LIFE OFF MY YEARS Tour Markets:
All Dates Include Dylan Scott.
Due to tour lineup changes, the following dates have been cancelled:
2.18 (Southaven,MS), 2.19 (Augusta, GA) 2. 20 (Pikeville, KY)
Feb 4-5 (Maddie & Tae)
Feb 4- Salisbury, MD
Feb 5- Rochester, NY
Feb 6- Kingston, RI
Feb 12- 14 (Jerrod Niemann)
Feb 12- Rockford, IL
Feb 13- Kearney, NE
Feb 14- Brookings, SD
March 17-19 (Clare Dunn)
March 17- Lowell, MA
March 18- Allentown, PA
March 19- Augusta, ME
April 7-9 (Maddie & Tae)
April 7- Milwaukee, WI
April 8- Kalamazoo, MI
April 9- Rosemont, IL
April 14, 15 (Maddie & Tae)
April 14- Saginaw, MI
April 15- Highland
April 16- Huntington, WV (direct support TBA)
April 21-13 (Maddie & Tae)
April 21- Dayton, OH
April 22- Youngstown, OH
April 23- Toledo, OH