Behind the Song: Lee Brice’s ‘I Drive Your Truck’

By Kurt Wolff

When the songwriting team of Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary finished “I Drive Your Truck,” they knew this wasn’t an ordinary song. It wasn’t even an ordinary hit song. It was something truly special. And to pull it off, to make it work, they also knew they needed to find the right type of singer.

They found that singer in Lee Brice.

“It slayed me,” Brice told, describing the first time he heard the song. “I immediately fell in love with it.”

Initially released on his 2012 album Hard 2 Love, “I Drive Your Truck” became Brice’s third single in a row from that album to reach No. 1. Now the song is up for Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. Brice has also been nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year.

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