05/19/2016 4:56 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lee Brice & The Cody Johnson Band to perform LIVE
on one stage at American Bank Center Arena!
American Bank Center & Concrete Street Amphitheatre Bring the
Best of Both Worlds to Rock the S.E.A. District on July 15!
Corpus Christi, TX – Earlier this week, Lee Brice was announced to perform at the American Bank Center on July 15. That same week, Texas Country favorite Cody Johnson was also announced to perform at Concrete Street Amphitheatre also on July 15.
With the announcement of both events on the same date, both American Bank Center and Concrete Street Amphitheatre decided to come together to bring one big party that will happen under one roof. Both Lee Brice and The Cody Johnson Band will be performing at the American Bank Center Arena on July 15. This collaboration between American Bank Center and Concrete Street, on one stage on one night, is sure to rock the S.E.A. District!
“To have American Bank Center partner with Concrete Street Promotions on such an awesome show is such a wonderful opportunity for the SEA District and for all country fans in the City of Corpus Christi explained Jim Salamenta, General Manager for SMG managed American Bank Center. We
are so happy to be able to combine some great country artists together to give everyone such a dynamic show. We can’t wait to make this a really fun night of country music for all the fans out there!”
“We are looking forward to bringing the power of all the great SEA District Venues together to put on one great show!” Exclaimed Mark Schaberg, General Manager of Concrete Street Amphitheater and Brewster Street Icehouse.
Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don't Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. While Brice is now known as reliable chart- topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast — where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”— "stole the show" (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.
"I had success as a writer before I had success as an artist," says Brice, "so there's a misconception that I was a songwriter first and then started to sing my own songs later. But all along, I've really always been writing for myself. When I started writing songs at ten years old, it was because I wanted to sing them, and when I came to Nashville, I came to be a songwriter and a singer. It's all one thing to me."
He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart's history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including "I Drive Your Truck," which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. The record earned raves from NPR to Country Weekly and found the New York Times hailing him as "a sensitive macho man," a compliment that perfectly encapsulates both sides of Brice's persona. Hard 2 Love also garnered Lee his late-night debut, a stirring performance of "I Drive Your Truck" on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
When Cody Johnson’s Cowboy Like Me debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in January 2014, jaws dropped in offices all over Nashville.
“I got a lot of ‘Who is this kid?’” Johnson says with a laugh two years later. “I love that. That was a new horizon. And I’m gonna work to make sure people know exactly who I am.”
Johnson does that from the start in Gotta Be Me, a follow-up project that’s loaded with solid country instrumentation and winsome melodies. In the first minute alone, he paints himself as a cowboy, raised on outlaw country, who drinks too much, fights too much and won’t apologize for having an opinion.
By the time the 14-track journey is over, he’s shared his rodeo history in “The Only One I Know (Cowboy Life),” demonstrated his woman’s influence in “With You I Am” and paid homage to his gospel heritage in “I Can’t Even Walk.”
Johnson delivers it all with an uncanny confidence. His smoky baritone and ultra-Southern enunciations give him a voice as uniquely identifiable as country kingpins Jason Aldean or Tim McGraw. And he uses it to convey a Texas-proud swagger, a real-man charm and an unwavering honesty about who he is, where he comes from and where he hopes to go.
Tickets go on Sale Wednesday, May 25
Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets
or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.
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