Curb recording artist Lee Brice headlined Joe’s Bar on Friday, August 16th with a portion of the proceeds benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. The show raised more than $28,000 for ACM Lifting Lives – more than this series of events has ever raised at Joe’s — which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.
Ed Warm, co-owner of the two-time ACM Nightclub of the Year and board member of both the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives, spearheaded the show. This is the third Joe’s Bar performance that has benefitted ACM Lifting Lives. The first, in 2011, featured performances by ACM Award winner LeAnn Rimes and Crystal Bowersox and the second, in 2012, was headlined by Gary Allan.
When successful songwriters like Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett and Luke Laird get together, you would think that they could spit out a few No. 1 hits without too much trouble. But sometimes, even the best songwriters suffer from writer’s block. However, in the case of Lee Brice‘s ‘Parking Lot Party’ lyrics, writer’s block gave way to Top 20 radio gold.
“That song was not even supposed to be written,” Akins reveals in an interview with Roughstock. “It was just one of those miracle days where Thomas Rhett just wasn’t feeling anything we were writing. We started two or three songs, and Thomas Rhett was like, ‘Naw, I don’t like that,’ or ‘I don’t feel like writing that.’ His head just wasn’t into it that day.”
Lee Brice’s new single, “Parking Lot Party,” has been rockin’ country radio all summer. The new single serves as the fourth release from his Hard 2 Love album, and has been the perfect anthem for the concert tailgating scene.
With football season right around the corner, CountryMusicRocks caught up with Lee and asked what his Top 5 essentials were for the perfect tailgate – or in his case parking lot party!
1) Your Buddies/Friends because that’s what it is all about.
3) Tailgate – You’ve got to have a tailgate of some sorts