Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” Wins ACM Song Of The Year

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At this year’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas, country artist Lee Brice took home the Song Of The Year Award for “I Drive Your Truck,” the third single from 2012’s Hard To Love.

The no. 1 hit is written from the perspective of a man whose driving a truck that belonged to his brother, a United States soldier who’s died in combat. “It’s a positive song about being able to reconnect with that someone you’ve lost in your life,” Brice told us last year. “The writers took a broad subject on a specific event and made it accessible for anybody to listen to and connect with.”

Congratulations to Brice, who recently served as the Grand Prize co-writer for our Lyric Contest, teaming up with winner Caroline Spence. (Enter this year’s contest for a chance to win a co-write with Ashley Monroe.)

Brice’s win proved that while the market may be over-saturated with truck songs, the cream will always rise to the top. Watch him perform a stripped-down version of “I Drive Your Truck” from the ACM Awards and check out the full list of winners below. Read the story behind “I Drive Your Truck” here.

Brice’s next album, featuring the single “I Don’t Dance,” is due later this year.

Entertainer of the Year
Winner: George Strait
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Winner: Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Winner: Miranda Lambert
Sheryl Crow
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Winner: The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Winner: Justin Moore
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore

Album of the Year
Winner: Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Single Record of the Year
Winner: Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
Winner: I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

Video of the Year
Winner: Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Better Dig Two – The Band Perry
Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year
Winner: We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

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