Go Behind Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, and The Band Perry's Country Hits
What made these country hits such radio smashes? Radio.com found out!
The ACMs are going down this weekend, people! That's right: country music die-hards will finally get to watch the awards show this Sunday, April 6th -- and that's no fool! Our friends over at radio.com have been counting down the days till the big show, and seeing as we featured their song breakdowns just over a week ago, they've since added more country hits to their Behind The Song series. Wanna find out the meaning behind some of country's biggest radio smashes? Read on:
Talk about a catchy country record! Flordia Georgia Line's "Cruise" has been on the charts ever since they released their album Here's To The Good Times, and with a nominee at the ACMs for Single Of The Year, there's a good chance the down-home duo will walk away with the award. But how did the idea for "Cruise" come into play? In a songwriting session, FGL member Brian Kelley suddenly started playing the hook for the summertime jam, and seeing as it's super-pop inspired, the boys were a little confused as to where the hook came from. But they went with anyways, and we're glad they did!
"I Drive Your Truck"
Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year...sheesh, this song definitely resonated with the ACM team! The heavily-nominated track by crooner Lee Brice that's all about driving the truck left behind by somebody you lost in your life. The reason why it's so popular is because people can relate to it on so many levels -- whether you lose somebody because of a breakup or even if they passed away, the ultimate honor is driving their vehicle in their memory. Written by master country songwriters Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary, they knew it was a powerful track: apparently there wasn't a dry eye in the house during its inception!
"Better Dig Two"
Up for Video Of The Year at the 2014 ACMs, the first single off The Band Perry's sophomore album Pioneer was definitely a great follow-up to their massive hit "If I Die Young" from their first record. Called "the ultimate commitment song" by lead singer Kimberly Perry, "Better Dig Two" was penned by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, and stuck out to the band of siblings because of the bold imagery the song provoked. It takes the "if you jump, I jump" cliche one step further!
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