Lee Brice took a few weeks off of his U.S. tour to make space for a ‘Folds of Honor’ fundraiser during Masters Tournament week, a week of back-to-back, sold-out shows in Australia with friend Kip Moore, and performances at the Tortuga and Stagecoach festivals. This follows the news that his hit-song, “A Woman Like You” had been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.
On April 5th, Lee co-hosted a private fundraiser called, “Let It Fly” with Tee It High, LLC and presenting sponsor, Yamaha Golf Car Company. The event raised more than $30,000 to benefit ‘Folds of Honor’, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to families of injured or deceased service men. The “Let it Fly” benefit was arguably the most recognized private, non-golf event held during Masters Tournament week.
He performed later that week at Tortuga Festival before an audience of more than 35,000, after which he boarded a flight to Australia for four sold-out, co-billed shows with Kip Moore.
He returned to the States and headed directly to Stagecoach where he played immediately before Garth Brooks to a reported crowd of 75,000. After he finished his set, he stood side-stage to watch his hero, Garth, perform. As Garth introduced “More Than A Memory,” he shared the story behind the song and then called Lee on stage to sing it with him. The crowd went wild as the two belted out the record-setting ballad.
I will never forget that night — standing on stage with my musical hero, singing a song that changed my life as a songwriter and as an artist,” says Lee. “There are really no words except ‘Thank You’ to Garth, and to the 75 thousand fans who sang along with us this weekend.”
Lee Brice wrote “More Than A Memory,” which Garth cut for his 2007 album, “The Ultimate Hits”. It became the first song to debut at #1 in the entire history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was Garth’s first #1 since “To Make You Feel My Love” in 1998.
Lee will continue to tour in support of his 15-track, fourth studio album, “Lee Brice”, which released on Curb Records, November 3, 2017.