Among the artists attending this year’s event were: Kix Brooks, Martina McBride, Eli Young Band, Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Edens Edge, Josh Thompson, Steve Holy, singer/actress Jana Kramer (pictured with St. Jude patient Emily), and Country Cares founder Randy Owen of the group Alabama. Nearly two dozen new and up and coming artists also participated in the seminar, where the keynote speaker was former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the book “Lone Survivor.”
In 2006, when their daughter Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) was born, Major League pitcher Scott Proctor and his wife Carrie quickly learned her life was in grave danger. The surgery she needed was specialized and extremely costly. The Proctors realized that not everyone has the means to ensure their children have the life-saving care they need, so they founded ME’s Team.
Country Music Star Lee Brice celebrated the New Year by popping the big question to long-time girlfriend, Sara Reeveley, the mother of the couple’s three year-old son, Takoda. The couple was on vacation in Key West, Florida when Brice proposed on January 2, 2012. A date has not yet been set.
Reeveley, 29, an Ohio native, and Brice, 32, originally from South Carolina, have known each other for thirteen years. The couple’s long-term romance began when they met on a beach in South Carolina. Reeveley was only 18 at the time.
Brice’s current single, “A Woman Like You,” is climbing the Billboard Country Song chart and is currently at #26.
In 2011, Brice was nominated for three ACM Awards for his Top 5 Billboard country song, “Love Like Crazy,” (two for “Single of the Year,” and one for “Song of the Year.”) “Love Like Crazy” was also named Billboard’s Most Played Song of 2010. In addition, in 2011 Brice also co-wrote the Eli Young Band’s breakthrough #1 hit, “Crazy Girl.”
Commenting about the bride to be, Brice said: “I finally get to marry that beautiful girl I met on Myrtle Beach years ago. I can't wait to get Sara and Takoda to Nashville so we can all be together.”
Lee Brice is certainly starting 2012 out right — he’s engaged! The ‘Love Like Crazy’ singer stayed true to his hit single when he popped the question to his girlfriend, Sara Reeveley, on Monday, Jan. 2.
Brice and his lady were vacationing in Key West, Fla. when he asked her to be his wife, and of course, she said yes — though his surprise almost didn’t go according to planned. “She was getting ready for dinner around the corner. I kept getting almost caught trying to take the ring in and out of my pocket,” Brice tells Us Weekly.
Thankfully, the country singer was able to save himself from ruining the surprise. “I walked around the corner [and] acted like I was putting on my bracelet, saying, ‘Hey, I think I may wear my rings tonight,’ and asked her if she would wear one,” he reports. “I pulled hers out of my hand, got down on one knee and asked her.”
According to reports, Reeveley, 29, and Brice, 32, met 13 years ago, when she was just 18. The couple have a 3-year-old son, Takoda, together. “I finally get to marry that beautiful girl I met on Myrtle Beach years ago,” Brice says excitedly. “I can’t wait to get Sara and Takoda to Nashville so we can all be together.”
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