Country music artist Lee Brice will debut “Farmer” tonight on the Farm Progress Show | Music

DECATUR — Country artist Lee Brice made a special trip to the Farm Progress Show this year to debut his new song “Farmer.”

The song, dedicated to the singer-songwriter’s family and others in the agriculture industry, will be performed on the main stage on Wednesday evening. The opening acts, which include Lewis Brice and Nick Norman, will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by CASE IH. Anyone with a ticket for Wednesday’s Farm Progress Show will be able to attend the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at farmprogressshow.com

Brice spoke to sponsors before recording the song.

“We wanted a song that would be about farmers,” he said.

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Both sides of Brice’s family were farmers of various crops and livestock. The song was meant to inspire industry players as well as country music fans.

“It’s to lift someone up,” he says. “It’s the kind of song I like to write.”

“Farmer” will be heard live for the first time at the Farm Progress Show. “I’m both excited and nervous,” Brice said.

Brice’s music became popular with songs such as “I Drive Your Truck” and “That Don’t Sound Like You”. The Farm Progress Show is one of the first opportunities for the country music artist and his band to perform for a live audience following the COVID-19 pandemic. The band can’t wait to play again.

“It’s good to be back on the road,” Brice said. “It’s been a long year and a half without performing for real people and real faces and without smiling, singing and clapping.”

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