Former high school football star Jackie Lee knows what competition feels like. That’s the sentiment at the heart of the rising country singer’s latest single and just-released lyric video for “Getting Over You.” A smoldering, passion-filled breakup tune penned by the singer with Paul DiGiovanni and Brent Anderson, Lee sympathizes with his former love while acknowledging he’s had the worse experience of the two since the split. “Getting Over You” benefits from Lee’s pained sincerity, as he sings, “I don’t want to make light of what you’re going through/ But if you think getting over me is hard, try getting over you.”
Once he gets to the second verse, however, the pain overshadows any sympathy he’s feeling as he drowns his sorrows in a rum and Coke and takes a cab to his ex’s place where he spots an unfamiliar car parked outside.
“I feel so proud of this song,” Lee tells Rolling Stone Country. “And I feel like the vision I moved to Nashville with is the epitome of this song. I’m also proud to say that I was able to be a part of this song with two of my very best friends and that probably makes me more happy than anything.”
In July of this year, Lee was joined by his father and siblings during an emotional performance of Brooks & Dunn’s “Believe” on the Grand Ole Opry, singing the song in memory of Lee’s mother who had passed away just two weeks earlier.
The Maryville, Tennessee, native is currently working on his debut LP for Broken Bow Records.