Lee Brice and his wife, Sara, welcomed a baby daughter, Trulee Nanette, to their family on June 2, so you can bet big brothers Ryker, 3, and Takoda, 8, are going to have to make some adjustments. Perhaps Lee had that in mind when he decided to cut his new single, “Boy,” which hits country radio today (June 16).
Co-penned by Nicolle Galyon and Jon Nite, “Boy” is a nostalgic tune that celebrates the many “firsts” in a boy’s life, including first fight, first kiss, first heartbreak and more.
Lee debuted the new single on the Grand Ole Opry stage on May 16, but before he stepped foot on the famed Opry circle, he delivered a stripped-down, acoustic version of the tune backstage as part of the Opry’s Live From the Lounge video series.
“I heard this song and it just put me on the ground the first time I heard it,” says Lee. “I have a personal connection to it because I’ve got two boys. This song is a tribute to them. It’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad. It’s kind of ironic, we’re putting out ‘Boy’ [after the birth of Trulee Nanette]. I figured this is a good time to go ahead and get this one out so she’s not jealous, and I guess I’ll have to write a girl song later.”
In honor of Father’s Day on June 18, watch Lee’s Live From the Lounge performance of “Boy.”
video courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry