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Brice goes home again

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – Lee Brice went back to his roots for his first hometown arena show this weekend before rivalry weekend's Clemson versus South Carolina game.

On Friday night at Littlejohn Coliseum, the former Clemson Tiger football player revved up fans for the game with the help of Clemson's marching band, closing the night with Orange Empire, the fight song that Brice wrote and recorded as the team's game day anthem.

"We had a blast this weekend in Clemson...even though our guys didn't take the win," said Brice. "I've been wanting to play at the Clemson versus South Carolina game for years, so I knew we had to do something exciting to surprise all our hometown fans...the band did a great job helping me pull that off. We were all on fire straight through watching the guys run down the hill to Orange Empire. It was a really cool moment for me as a former player, a musician and a fan."

Brice is scheduled for two additional upcoming pre-game concerts this football season. He will kick off the ACC Championship game in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 1 and the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on New Year's Eve.

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