Not many fans can say they’ve played a round of cornhole with one of their favorite artists, but Lee Brice fan Cassie Huether can.

Huether and her friend were sent to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 19 courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings, which also set up a surprise VIP experience for the women with Brice. The fans had no idea they would get to meet Brice after the show, let alone enjoy a private show from the artist.

Brice played “A Woman Like You” and a song he wrote that the Eli Young Band recorded called “Crazy Girl,” songs the fans hadn’t heard at the show that day. They then got to go hang out and watch some football together — Huether and Brice, a former Clemson player, are both college football fans — and then took the party out to play a little friendly game of cornhole, which Brice says was his favorite part.

“You kinda forgot the cameras were there and just had a good time,” he tells Taste of Country.

“That was probably my favorite part — I really did kind of enjoy just letting the hair down, and really competing,” he says, laughing.

Brice says he loves interacting with fans because he remembers what it was like to be a fan himself, meeting people like Garth Brooks.

“I’ve been on the other side before. It really is a life-changing kind of experience, when you meet someone you look up to,” he says. “Especially when they are actually engaged in you, they care who you are, they care about where you’re from, care about any little thing."

"The fans are every reason why we get to do what we do,” he adds.

Though Brice and Huether didn’t get to watch a Clemson game together, he says he does watch every Tigers game while he’s on the road, chasing his goal of performing in all 50 states in a year. The artist says it’s been surprising to see some of the fan bases in areas where he doesn’t usually play, like Hawaii.

“They were crazy about country music; they were rabid,” he says with a laugh. “They had their shirts off swinging around. They love the music but they don’t get a lot of it."

Brice is working on writing new music, which he always starts as soon as he finishes the previous record, he tells Taste of Country. Though he hasn’t had much time to work on recording yet because of the tour, he hopes to get some done when it slows down in a couple weeks. The tour lasts through the middle of December and wraps up in Georgia.

Check out Brice’s fan experience with Huether in the video above.

The singer is also set to join Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Zac Brown Band in headlining Country Jam 2016, which takes place June 16-19 in Grand Junction, Colo. For more information on the hottest festivals of 2016, visit our handy festival guide.

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