I Don't Dance

Album: I Don't Dance (2013)
Charted: 33

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Lee Brice's third album was originally penned by the singer-songwriter for the first dance with his wife at their April 2013 wedding. "I was trying to keep it a secret, but then I had to play it out one night," he told CBS Detroit's 99.5 WYCD. "And she got mad, because I was playing it out before we got married."

    He added: "It's a tough guy being a tough guy going, 'Look, I don't dance, but I'll dance with you, I'll do whatever you want me to.'"
  • When Lee Brice sat down to work on an idea for a song he had called "I Don't Dance" with his pals Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson he wasn't expecting it would wind up being the lead single for his third album. "In my mind it was a song for Sarah, before we got married," he told Radio.com. "It was kind of about our first dance."

    But during that writing session, the tune took on a new life of its own. "Immediately when we finished writing it, I realized it wasn't just a song I was writing for my wife," Brice continued. "Maybe because it was coming from that place," (but whatever the cause), "it turned out so special."
  • The song's music video was directed by Ryan Smith. It switches between scenes of Brice playing in an empty Ryman Auditorium and snatches from his own wedding.
  • Lee Brice first met Sara Reeveley in the early 2000s in South Carolina. They married in the mountain resort town of Branson, Missouri on April 21, 2013.
  • This is the title track of Lee Brice's third album. He told Rolling Stone that calling the whole album 'I Don't Dance' is symbolic of his refusal to, "dance in the box of Nashville."
  • The song won Single Record of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards.

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