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Lee Brice gets emotional during 'I Drive Your Truck': What is story behind song?

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Tonight on the 2014 ACM Awards fans were shocked to see Lee Brice get emotional during his performance of "I Drive Your Truck." On this April 6 awards shows, he sang just a short part of the song and it was obvious it was hard on him.

This made fans want to know the story behind this song. It is obvious that this song is about driving the truck to remember the loved one that he lost but there is a lot more to it and fans wanted to know all of that tonight. This song is really about a soldier.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in Afghanistan. He was trying to save a fellow soldier. The song is written from the way that his dad Paul feels when he drives his son's truck now that he gone. Connie Harrington, a Nashville song writer, heard him talk about on the radio and got the idea for the song that Lee Brice now performs. This song has now touched the hearts of millions.

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