If you’re looking for some great songs about brothers, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ve selected five great tracks that feature the word brother in the title. And they’re by artists like Kodaline, Dean Brody, Avicii and Lee Brice.
Dean Brody’s “Brothers”
“Brothers” by Dean Brody is the latest in a long line of songs that tell the story of two brothers bonded by a common interest. While the song may not be the best song of the year, it does have some merit. The song is a mid-tempo ballad about two brothers.
One brother is called to serve in the military and the other brother is left at home to tend to his younger siblings. In the song, the older brother tries to assure the youngster that he will always be there for him.
However, the song does not end happily. As the title implies, the song is about a young soldier missing his brother. Hence, the song is not for the faint of heart.
Brody’s song is a modern day twist on a classic love story. He uses a number of clever devices to tell the tale. Among these are the song’s eerie and funky sounds, its unusual tempo and the impressive use of the piano.
There are several versions of the song, including a’silent’ version. Although the audio is not available, the video is a pretty good representation of the song. Featuring a young Tanner Kurz on guitar and Ed Beathea on the keyboard, the video shows off the many musical devices in the song.
For the record, Brody is from British Columbia, and moved to Nashville in 2004, where he honed his musical skills as a guitarist and songwriter. His most notable achievements include signing to Broken Bow Records and releasing the “Brothers” single. Now, he has a new album in the works. With the release date set for April, fans can look forward to new music from this rising star.
Avicii’s “Hey Brother”
Avicii is a Swedish DJ and music producer. He began making and remixing songs at a young age and had his first record deal by his early twenties. In 2013, he released “Hey Brother”, a single that became one of his most popular releases. This was despite Avicii’s failing health.
The Avicii moniker remained on the market for nearly two years before his passing on June 27, 2018. Hey Brother was the first single to enter the US Billboard Hot 100, and landed on the top forty before the end of his short career. It also peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. However, it failed to make the Grammys list of the best of the year, and only made the coveted Best Dance/Electronic Album of the Year list.
Avicii enlisted the aid of six different singers. This list included some of the biggest names in the business, including songwriters Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, and actress Christina Aguilera. Ultimately, it was the combination of these three that helped create the earworm that is “Hey Brother”.
In addition to its stellar vocals, the song has some of the most enlightening lyrics in pop history. Lyrics like, “You can’t keep me away from you / We’ll always be a team / You’ll always be my friend,” and “Don’t forget to let me know when you’re there / I’ll be there for you,” speak to the power of the ties between brothers. They’re also a good fit for the song’s 4 to 4:4 time signature, and 125 beats per minute tempo.
In the end, it was a combination of good timing and a few lucky breaks that made “Hey Brother” a hit. The song is one of the most successful of the superstar’s few dozen tracks.
Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck”
The music video for Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” is just as emotional as the song itself. This song is based on a real life story. It tells the tale of a soldier who died in service to his country.
Paul Monti, the father of Sergeant First Class Jared Monti, was asked how to commemorate his son on Memorial Day. He answered by driving his truck.
Connie Harrington, a songwriter, discovered the story of Paul Monti while listening to an NPR interview. She then wrote down his story. Her son’s story moved her, and she was inspired to write a song about him.
Harrington then tracked down Paul Monti and told him about her song. In May of 2012, Monti flew to Nashville to meet with the songwriters of “I Drive Your Truck”.
When Brice heard the story, he was moved. His version of the song quickly became a hit. Ultimately, it reached number one on the Country Airplay chart. At the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards, it won the Song of the Year award.
Lee Brice recorded the song in December 2012. It was released as the third single from his album Hard 2 Love.
“I Drive Your Truck” is still selling downloads, and it is a song that will likely become a Brice signature tune. Now that the song has hit the top of the charts, Brice is working on a video.
“I Drive Your Truck” is a powerful reminder of the heroism of the late Jared Monti. The song earned nominations for a Grammy Award and an ACM Award for Song of the Year. It is also up for Video of the Year and Single of the Year at the CMA Awards.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on KODALINE’s newest music video, “ABC”, you’re not alone. This new clip tells the story of a shy zookeeper who is approached by a woman in a panda costume. And the story is nothing short of touching.
Kodaline is an Irish band made up of childhood friends, led by lead vocalist Steve Garrigan and guitarist Mark Prendergast. They recently released their 4-song EP, I Wouldn’t Be. Now the band is working on their third album. Their new single, Brand New Day, is set to drop this month. The single is more rock than folk. You can download it from all major online music sites.
In addition to the new music video, Kodaline have announced a string of UK and Europe dates for the second half of the year. They will play The Forum in London on November 12, and they’ll also play the O2 ABC in Glasgow on November 14. For fans who cannot make it to any of the upcoming shows, a CD of their EP is available.
Luke Bryan’s “Blood Brothers”
Luke Bryan’s Blood Brothers is a nice ballad about two brothers separated at an early age. They have to work for their own bread and butter but when they do finally reconnect, the story is touching. The song’s title refers to how the bond between brothers remains even when their parents die.
This song was released in 1969 as a single off of the Hollies Sing Hollies album. It is a great song that is sure to please country music fans. The lyrics are surprisingly well-written and are a fun listen. There are several other lesser-known songs on the album, including “The Best Of Times” and “The Little Big Town Song,” which are also well-worth checking out.
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