Lee Brice's new song "I Drive Your Truck" was inspired by the songwriters after hearing a story of a mother with a son in the military who drove his truck after his death.
The first time I heard it, it absolutely slayed me," he tells Billboard. "I'm a songwriter, and I'm a sucker for great songs. I was so overwhelmed that I was even considered to take care of the song. It's an amazing song, a positive song about loss and being able to reconnect with someone that you have lost in your life."
Lee cast his brother as the lead in the video.
"It became a personal song to me the very first time that I heard it, and I thought about my granddaddy, and what I would like to do with the video," he says. "Since it was so personal to me, I asked my brother to be the actual actor, the 'star' of the video. He did an amazing job on it, and I have a feeling that people are just going to be really moved by it.
This song kills me. Love it.