The Grand Ole Opry isn’t exactly the place to dance in the aisles, but Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann at least prompted a lot of dancing cell phone lights during their joint performance there earlier this summer. The two friends shared the stage for “A Little More Love,” their uplifting duet that touts the old saying, “The best things in life are free.”
“It gives a good message about taking everything in,” Brice tells Rolling Stone Country. “These days can be a grind. These are the kinds of times when you need something to lift you up, so hopefully it brightens somebody’s day.”
“It’s easy to want everything you see on TV,” Niemann adds, “but some of the best times in our lives are spent fishing, camping, just riding around with the windows down, laughing. And that stuff is free! No one’s on TV advertising how you can hang out with friends and family, but that’s one of the true gifts of life. Hopefully, this song can bring attention back to that.”
Brice immediately thought of his friend and frequent tour partner when he first heard “A Little More Love,” written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby and Kristi Neumann. He and Niemann trade lines on the tune but also harmonize in a way that it sounds like two lead vocals, rather than typical harmonizing. As proven at the Opry, that makes it more of a sing-along, and gives the already energetic lyrics and melody even more oomph.