Songwriter Jimmy Yeary Scores Big With CMA Song of the Year – “I Drive Your Truck”

imageNashville, TN (November 14, 2013) “I Drive Your Truck” written by Jimmy Yeary, Jessi Alexander, and Connie Harrington walked away with the Country Music AssociationSong of the Year Award at the 47th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS. The Awards aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC-TV on Wednesday, November 6th.

The Number One song on the Country charts was recorded by Lee Brice and quickly swept the country off it’s feet with the touching story. Yeary commented “The story behind this song is so powerful and connects with everyday people’s lives and the losses we all endure. This song speaks to everyone”. Jimmy continued “Without the sacrifice of people like Jared Monti, whom this song was written about, none of this would be possible. I am honored that I had a part in the world getting to hear his story.”

Many great songs have co-writers and Jimmy acknowledges Jessi Alexander and Connie Harrington saying “I can’t think of any two people I’d rather share this Award with.”

Jimmy was also a co-writer on the Martina McBride super hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Heyslip), Rascal Flats big song “Why Wait” (Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro) and with his wife Sonya Isaacs Yeary’s inspiration the Heidi Newfield’s release of “Stay Up Late” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Hayslip).

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