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Lee Brice partners with NRACountry

Thursday, March 17, 2011 – Lee Brice announced his partnership with NRACountry Thursday, a group supported by the National Rifle Association.

NRACountry is a partnership between the National Rifle Association and country acts including Trace Adkins, Josh Thompson, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, and Blake Shelton.

NRACountry held its kickoff event in June during the 2010 CMA Music Festival with a sporting clay shoot fundraiser, which raised $30,000 towards the Middle Tennessee flood relief efforts.

"After seeing the strong ties that NRACountry has to charity work and the classic American values they're celebrating, of course, I agreed to take part," Brice said, "I stand behind their work and am excited to begin this partnership."

According to the NRACountry.com web site, the group believes "NRA Country is a celebration of American values. Respect. Honor. Freedom. IT'S A LIFESTYLE. It's a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere. It's powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life. NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders. This is NRA Country. Celebrate the lifestyle."

"Lee Brice is a great addition to the NRACountry family. He is a talented star whose music moves millions of people across the globe. Stateside, Lee's legions of fans are inspired by his steadfast principles and love of country. Lee Brice's music, his words and his deeds will inspire a new generation of young Americans to stand up for freedom," said Wayne LaPierre, NRA's executive vice president.

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