Hard to Love

Album: Hard 2 Love (2012)
Charted: 27


  • This is the title track from American Country music singer Lee Brice's sophomore album. Brice said that this Billy Montana, John Ozier and Ben Glover penned song, "sums up who I am in a serious way, but also in a cheeky way." He explained: "I'm a real guy's guy, and we're insensitive at times, because we're guys. We're hard to love. I went on a writing retreat with some friends, and while I was in another room, three of them wrote this song for me. When I heard it, I was like, 'You gotta be kidding me!' Because it was like I wrote it myself. It's hard to hear something you didn't write and love it so much. But those guys know my heart."
  • Lee Brice told reporters at a media event that the song has a universal message for men. "They were pointing it towards me and themselves," he said. "We're the same kind of dudes, so it was easy to know that. It really was."
  • The song was Brice's second consecutive country #1 following his debut chart-topper as a performer, "A Woman Like You."
  • Lee Brice first heard this when he was nearing the end of choosing tunes to record for his second album. "I'm not the kind of guy that will put out stuff I hear every day; it's not all trucks and fields, and that's not what I was looking for," he said, "I was looking for something that meant something to me, and that song was the new picture of me."


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