How a Lee Brice Song Inspired Brett Young’s ‘Lady’

Brett Young is turning heads with his personal new single, “Lady.” The country hitmaker co-wrote the song alongside Ross Copperman…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 18, 2020

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Brett Young; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Lee Brice; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Brett Young is turning heads with his personal new single, “Lady.” The country hitmaker co-wrote the song alongside Ross Copperman and Jon Nite in honor of his baby girl, Presley, and his wife, Taylor.

Throughout the song, Young shares a sweet message to Presley as he assures her that she can always count on him, no matter what. He also praises his wife and tells Presley that he hopes she always looks to her mother as an example of “how to be a lady.”

“I hope you look just like your momma/ And love her like I do/ You’ll see close to perfect patience/ If you watch your every move/ You can always run to daddy/ You’ll always be my baby, but/ Look at her, baby girl/ And you’ll learn/ How to be a lady/ Just how to be a lady,” Young sings on the chorus.

In a recent interview, the California native shared the story behind the song and revealed that Lee Brice’s 2017 hit “Boy” actually inspired the idea to write “Lady.”

“I just remember talking to Jon about the song that he wrote that Lee Brice recorded called ‘Boy,’ and how he didn’t want to do exactly that, but for a girl. If we were gonna write it, let’s do something a little different,” Young recalled. “It was his idea that the song isn’t about my daughter, but rather it’s a message to my daughter about my wife, her mom. And once he landed on that and the message was telling my daughter if you want to really know how to be a lady watch mom, it made me really emotional and excited to write that song.”

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Young recently debuted a touching new music video for the song and it stars (you guessed it!) Presley and Taylor.

The clip takes fans inside the family’s private life at home and features special home footage of the family of three. Click above to watch.

Lady” follows Young’s sixth consecutive chart-topping single, ”Catch” and is the lead single off the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.