The lead single from Lambs & Lions, this is a tribute to country music. Chase Rice wrote the song with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite. Rice explained it came out the feelings of disappointment that he felt after releasing a couple of failed singles following prior success.
"God had my back the whole time, whether I knew it or not," the singer said. "Out of those failed singles I got 'Three Chords & The Truth.'… I decided I'm going to make music that I needed to hear. When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you. This song was my truth. It's the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs. It's my heart waiting to be heard, and the songs that shaped it, especially in the third chorus."
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."