Multi-platinum country artist Lee Brice is back at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8
From a press release:
It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 8.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale next Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.
He has performed at the Kirby Center several times over the years, including in 2015 and most recently in 2019.
When Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice isn’t selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, serving as the official brand ambassador for Yuengling Traditional Lager, or building new brands like American Born Whiskey, the family man can be found with his wife Sara, two young boys, and daughter.
Meanwhile, with 2.4 billion on-demand streams, over 3.3 billion spins on Pandora, and multiple gold and platinum albums, Brice continues to enjoy massive success on country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road. His current single, “Memory I Don’t Mess With,” was his top most added radio single upon its debut. He also reached No. 1 at Country Radio with “One of Them Girls,” which was recently nominated in the category Country Song of the Year at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. This recognition follows his No. 1 single alongside Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which took home the awards for Musical Event of the Year and Single of the Year at the 56th ACM Awards. The track also grabbed the award for Musical Event of the Year at the 2020 Country Music Awards and has received a double-platinum certification from the RIAA. He was also nominated for his hit No. 1 song “Rumor” for Single of the Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards the year prior.
One of the most-played country artists of all time on Pandora, he is a member of the company’s “Billionaires Club,” becoming only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque. Lee is also a Grammy Award nominee, a CMA and ACM award winner, and he’s taken eight radio singles to No. 1 – “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” and “One of Them Girls.” Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, and others have recorded his songs, and he’s performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “The Bachelor,” NBC’s “The Voice,” and Fox’s “Miss USA 2018.” He also performed as part of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Garth Brooks, aired on PBS in March of 2020.
Lee’s latest album, “Hey World,” was released on Nov. 20, 2020 in the middle of one of the most unique times in modern history, and who better to provide the soundtrack then Lee Brice.
“We wrote the title track from an introspective, truthful place, and probably what most people are actually feeling right now,” Brice shared. “With everything that is happening in the world currently, and how fast-paced we are as a society in general, sometimes you just want everything to stop – just to appreciate what we do have. People are suffering and it can’t be ignored.”
Moving through the experience of these 15 songs takes listeners from the desire to shut out the craziness of the world through the song “Hey World” to a message from the great beyond to family and friends with “Save the Roses,” onto the stop-you-in-your-tracks “Lies,” then all the way back around to “Atta Boy” and “More Beer” – all-in providing a fully-immersive, perspective-bringing, real-life look at our world.
“Recording this album was very different from how any of us have done it in the past. Having to be separated, this project had a unique set of challenges but came out as something I’m really proud of and might be my most complete and cohesive album to date,” he said. “We’ve worked hard to get this accomplished.”
See NEPA Scene’s photos of Brice performing at the Kirby Center in 2015 here.