Lee Brice might be one of Iowa's favorite country music stars. And he actually loves us back!

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The 'Memory I Don't Mess With' singer can sell out concert venues across the country at the drop of a hat, but it seems like there is something special about Iowa that keeps him coming back time and time again.

Over the weekend, the country star returned to the Hawkeye State for the very first night of Country Thunder Iowa.

Lee Brice's performance at the country festival coincided with his own birthday! You can check out how the crowd celebrated here.

Brice has been making quite a few stops here in Iowa over the past year and a half. As a matter of fact, he and Brothers Osborne will co-headline at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello on Friday, July 22. Brice apparently even hunts in the area.

"Some places you go there's a spirit of people how to go to a concert," Brice said a few hours before taking to the stage in Forest City. "Around here people are always ready to rock!"

The singer also made some waves in the Midwest when he partnered with Casey's last year. He teamed up with this beloved Iowa staple and gave someone a chance to win a concert in their hometown.

Also, do you remember walking into Casey's last summer and just seeing the giant cutouts of the country superstar?

This guy isn't just all talk when it comes to this Iowa favorite either! No, no, no! In an exclusive interview, Brice confirmed that he does have a favorite Casey's pizza:

"It's the taco pizza, are you kidding me? Duh..." Lee laughed. "...I got one on the bus right now from last night!" "Second best is probably the breakfast pizza," Brice said.

Well, now we HAVE to make Lee Brice an honorary Iowan!

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