Contact Us

Dave’s Top 10 of ’12: #7 – I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice

Lee Brice was rockin’ it in 2012 as he makes his second appearance in this Top 10.

You know, I’m a huge fan and supporter of our military. I am incapable of fully expressing my gratitude for what they do for us.

Here, we have a song about a member of our armed forces who never returned home. Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary, “I Drive Your Truck” tells the story of a young man who was killed in the war and how someone close to him copes with the loss.

Now, when I first heard the song, I assumed it was his best friend who drives his truck to keep his memory fresh and his spirit alive. In reality, the song was inspired by something the mother of the boy said. She is the one who drives the truck around as a way of dealing with the loss. And that just adds to the power of the song.

I thought it was a best friend driving a best friend’s truck, yet it was written because of a mother and a son. But it could be any combination–father/son, son/father, brother/brother. And Lee’s performance captures the perfect emotional tone.

It was a late arrival in 2012, but “I Drive Your Truck” is absolutely among the ten best of the year.


Subscribe to WBKR-FM on



Best of WBKR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The BKR Bunch quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The BKR Bunch contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.