Jackie Lee recently released his new song “Getting Over You,” an upbeat, pop-rock number that details a former couple’s competing break-up experiences. For the 24-year-old, the song is poised to be his breakthrough moment. Lee’s previous singles “She Does” and “Headphones” landed on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, but failed to get inside the Top 40.
“Moving on, and I can barely move / You got off easy baby, try getting over you,” sings Lee in “Getting Over You” before launching into the song’s final chorus. The Maryville, Tennessee, native co-wrote the song with Paul DiGiovanni and Brent Anderson and is currently working on his debut album for Broken Bow Records.
Lee’s new single comes four months after Lee’s memorable performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Just weeks after his mother’s death, the singer earned a rapturous response from the Opry crowd when he performed Brooks & Dunn’s “Believe” in her honor. The relationship with that venerable institution was a crucially important one for Lee, he says, regardless of whatever happened for him in the future.
“I want to win a CMA award and an ACM award and all those things,” Lee told Rolling Stone Country early in 2015. “But the Opry is something we hold so dear to our hearts.”