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Love Lessons from Lee Brice, the Guy Behind the Summer's Biggest Wedding Song
The burly 6-foot-3-inch star behind megahits like "I Drive Your Truck" and "A Woman Like You" gets real honest about his favorite topic—loooove.
REDBOOK: Your new hit "I Don't Dance" isthewedding song of the summer.
Well, it was made to be a wedding song. The whole time I was writing it, I was thinking,This is our first dance. I recorded a live acoustic version when I wrote it—that's what played at our wedding, and those vocals actually ended up on the record. It stayed personal.
RB: Your wholeI Don't Dancealbum has so many songs about the different phases of love.
Look, I'm a party animal. I love to rock out on stage. But love songs are what come naturally to me. I have to work a lot harder at writing big-tempo, rocking songs.
RB: You've been touring with Luke Bryan. When you're back in Nashville, do you and Sara have date nights?
Our date is just being at home. I'm on the road a lot, and it makes us appreciate our time together. I think a lot of people lose that in everyday life—when you come home from work every day, maybe you take for granted the time you have with your family. We don't.
RB: You once said that love was a choice. Explain.
You can have a feeling, and thenfeellike you don't want to be in that relationship anymore because of some problem. But to love someone means even if your heart is broken, you choose to get through it. You commit.
RB: You and Sara had been on and off for 13 years. What made you two finally get married last year?
I was ready to marry her for a while. Looking back, I beat around the bush. I've never in my life come close to the joy that I have now, being married and having our two boys [6-year-old Takoda and 9-month-old Ryker]. I wish I had gotten married when I was 18.
RB: So marriage really feels different?
It does. You discover this whole other level of learning someone. A lot of guys are—and truthfully, I was—afraid that marriage will take away their freedom. But life is about sharing it. When I was younger, I dreamed about getting married. Then, after I got on the [music] scene and spent time on the road, I didn't care about coming home. I didn't picture myself rolling around with my little boys; I wasn't ready. But then Takoda came along, and Sara and I worked things back out. I didn't dance before, but I'm telling you, I'm dancing now.
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