JERROD NIEMANN AND LEE BRICE WELCOME TYLER FARR ON THE HIGHER EDUCATION TOUR

Tour Launched Last Night with Sold-Out Show in Missouri;
Additional Tour Dates Announced

Nashville, TN (March 11, 2011) – Country music newcomer Tyler Farr has been announced as the opening act for the highly anticipated Higher Education Tour that kicked off with a sold-out show last night in Columbia, MO. He will join the previously announced co-headliners, 3-time ACM Award nominee Lee Brice and Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville chart-topper Jerrod Niemann, as they visit college markets around the country.

Farr has been writing for publishing powerhouse SonyATV/Monument Publishing this past year as well as touring with Colt Ford. Farr grew up hunting and fishing in a small town in Missouri, which provided the inspiration for his songs like “That’s What They’re Bitin’ On” and “Camouflage,” the title track to his digital EP, available now. Be sure to keep an eye out for more exciting Tyler Farr announcements coming soon.

“Tyler is a good friend, an extremely talented singer-songwriter and one hell of a good time,” explains Lee Brice, “I can’t wait to get him out on the road and show our fans!”

2011 Higher Education Tour dates:
3/10 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
3/11 Miami, OK- Buffalo Run Casino
3/12 Durrant, OK - Choctaw Casino Resort
3/19 Augusta, GA – Coyote’s
3/23 Austin, TX - The Parish
3/24 Longview, TX - The Levee
3/25 Abliene, TX - The Lucky Mule
3/26 Speegleville, TX - Hog Creek Icehouse
3/30 Lincoln, NE - Uncle Ron’s
3/31 Denver, CO - Grizzly Rose*
4/09 Brunswick, GA - The Pit
4/14 Knoxville, TN - Cotton Eyed Joe
4/21 Davie, FL - The Roundup
4/22 Bradenton, FL - Joyland IV
4/23 Sebastian, FL - Captain Hiram’s Sandbar
4/28 Live Oak, FL - Suwannee River Jam

*Brice, Niemann only

About Jerrod Niemann
Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann is on the radio now with “What Do You Want,” the hit follow-up to his #1 smash and RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single, “Lover, Lover.” Niemann co-produced and was a writer on 10 of the 12 songs on his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Albums of 2010. Upon release, the album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart and remained the only major label debut to hit #1 on the chart all year. Niemann’s multiple award nominations in 2010 included his first CMA Award nomination as New Artist of the Year. After touring with Brad Paisley earlier this year, Niemann will follow the Higher Education Tour by re-joining Paisley for the May 28 launch of his H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour. Visit Jerrod online at www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.

About Lee Brice

Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice released his debut album on Curb Records entitled Love Like Crazy in June of 2010. The title track off of the album, "Love Like Crazy," reached the top five on the charts and was named Billboard’s #1 country song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest charting song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Brice is also known for his songwriting, penning hits for many great artists including Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. His current single, "Beautiful Every Time," was recently released to radio and is quickly making its way up the charts. Fans can go to www.CMT.com or www.LeeBrice.com to catch the new music video for “Beautiful Every Time.” The video was shot on the beautiful California coast by award-winning director Eric Welch, who also worked with Lee on “She Ain’t Right” and “Love Like Crazy.” You can find out more about Lee Brice at www.LeeBrice.com.