Lee Brice Looked Forward to Chicago’s Grammy Performance

When Lee Brice and his wife Sara walked the red carpet on their way in to Sunday’s (Jan. 26) Grammy Awards , they were asked about who they were most excited to see on the show.

“Pink, I’ve heard, is gonna be killer. And I’m a big, big fan of Bruno Mars. And then my idols are here. I don’t know if y’all saw them,” Brice said of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard. “Anything that comes out of Willie’s mouth — or any of ’em’s mouths — is, like, genius.”

But then when it was his wife’s turn to talk about which performance she was most looking forward to, she said, “Actually, Chicago.”

That was when Brice chimed in again. “I was always a big fan,” he said. “I was, like, a soft heart.”

Chicago, who were recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, performed a medley of their timeless songs from more than four decades ago with Robin Thicke. Together, Thicke and Chicago frontman and keyboardist Robert Lamm did “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” from 1970, “Beginnings” from 1969 and “Saturday in the Park” from 1972. And then the legendary rock band backed Thicke on his own “Blurred Lines.”

Brice received a Grammy nomination for best country solo performance for “I Drive Your Truck.” Darius Rucker won in the category for “Wagon Wheel.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.