Lee Brice Lifts Spirits at ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Lee Brice and Ross Copperman interact with campers during a recording session at Ocean Way Nashville
Recording Studios as part of ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.
photo by Jason Davis/Academy of Country Music

Lee Brice had just wanted to stop by and say hi, but he walked away with more than he bargained for when he visited the campers-turned-singer/songwriters at the ACM’s Lifting Lives camp “studio day” at Nashville’s breathtaking Ocean Way Studio this morning (June 25). 

(From left) Rondal Richardson, Entertainment Industry Relations Manager at Vanderbilt University; Beth Moore, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member; Lee Brice; Hannah Martin, ACM Lifting Lives Manager; Lorie Lytle, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member and Music Camp Founder; Ross Copperman
photo by Jason Davis/Academy of Country Music

“It’s strange,” he tells Country Weekly. “I’ve been her for 30 minutes and I feel like my heart is overflowing. They’re so positive and so excited about being here and working all week on the song and then singing it on Friday. My grandaddy said you’ve got to learn something new every day and try something new every day, and this is something that I’m so glad I was a small part of.” 

On Monday, the group of “campers” met with The Band Perry, who helped them compose their song, “Bright Eyes.” Then on Tuesday, they met with The Swon Brothers at the Wildhorse Saloon, where, after lunch and a meet-and-greet, they hit the hardwood for a little boot-scootin’. 

Activities at the camp continue in Nashville through the week and include meeting more great country stars, like Brett Eldredge, Wynonna, Casey James, J.T. Hodges and Chris Janson.

The ACM’s Lifting Lives Music Camp is a weeklong residential program open to campers across the country with Williams Syndrome—a genetic condition characterized by medical problems that also occur with an affinity for music.

Read about other ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Events

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