Lee Brice Builds an ‘Orange Empire’
Are you ready for some football? Lee Brice is! The country star was handpicked by his alma mater, Clemson University, to pen and perform a tune for their beloved Tigers. “Orange Empire,” which Lee co-wrote with Brian David and Billy Montana, will be played before each game, as the team charges the field.
“I remember the ride over to the stadium on the team bus,” says the former Clemson Tiger. “When we’d get to the top of that hill … there really is no describing the intensity and excitement. The fans were ready and insanely loud! When I sat down to write this song, I wanted to portray that feeling. Hopefully, it’ll get ‘em going!”
In addition to performing the new fight song, the South Carolina native will also host a pre-game concert on Nov. 23 at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. The show will take place the night before the Tigers face off against their rivals, the USC Gamecocks. Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 at Ticketmaster.
Listen to “Orange Empire” here.
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