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Lee Brice surprises Nebraska town

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By: Jenn Hatcher

The mystery started on Thursday, free Pepsi products started showing up in the small Nebraska town of Milligan.

Saturday night, residents got a reason and an answer.

 A county music superstar would perform for a Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.

Milligan is a town of just over 200 people but on Saturday grew to an estimate 5,000.

The reason tiny Milligan was chosen: it's the halfway point between New York and Los Angles.

"It's pretty crazy, it's nice to have something like this happen.  You'd think they would have picked a little better time of the year to do it," says Wayne Mami, who lives in a neighboring area.

Saturday morning, Pepsi announced the country artist performing, Lee Brice.

The 2014 Grammy nominee is visiting at the height of his blossoming career.

Brice says, "It's been the biggest year of my life, in my personal life and my professional life, I can't imagine how it can ever go up from here but I'm happy just where I'm at."

He says he loved the surprise idea when he got the call from Pepsi.

"It was cool to be able to keep it a secret even until we were able to get off the plane, get off the bus, come up in here and really keep it a secret as long as we could," says Brice.

Brice performed about ten songs.

The concert wrapped up with fireworks.

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