April 13.2016 – Story Behind “Real Men Love Jesus” by Michael Ray

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Hear the story here!

Real men love Jesus” is written by Lance Miller, Brad and Brett Warren and Adam Sanders.
The song title came from a bumper sticker phrase that Brett Warren saw on two different fenders while driving to a songwriting appointment in 2014. He told Billboard magazine that it was almost as if he was receiving a sign from above. “When I saw the second one, I said, ‘I just need to write that song,’ ” he recalled

Warren barely waited for his three co-writers to sit down, before introducing the title to them. “When he gets passionate about a title, it makes us all pay attention, because he can be a good leader in the room when the right idea’s there,” said Lance Miller. “And that happened that day.”

Brett Warren suggested to the group that they focus was more on the “real men” portion of the title than on the “Jesus” part, cataloguing the attributes that make up a real man. “I got two sons and two daughters,” he explained. “I wanted to make a list of everything I want my boys to be, and everything I want the boys to be that my daughters are going to marry.”
Thomas Rhett was the first artist to show an interest in the song, and he started playing it live during the summer of 2014 while he had it on hold. But he let go of it, when his sophomore album went in more of an R&B direction. Several acts were interested, but Michael Ray was the most passionate “It reminded me of my grandfather and my dad and the guys that raised me,” he said. “One of the lines that stuck out to me [was] in the chorus, ‘To say I love you, they don’t need a reason.'”

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Lyrics:
Real men love fishing
Fast cars and livin’
Out on the edge so far
They’re gonna need forgivin’
Real men like football
Cowboys and outlaws
Can’t help but fly so high
It’s gonna hurt to fall

You’re like Saturday nights out on the town
Sunday morning coming down
A pretty girl out on the dance floor spinnin’
Round and round and round they go
A cold beer and a dirty hand
Calling home every chance they can
To say I love you
They don’t need a reason

Real men love Jesus
And they love mama
If they can get more than forty hours
You know they gonna
They give it hell till they get it right
The kind every country girl’s tryin’ to find
Every girl’s daddy’s kinda guy
Ain’t scared to pray, ain’t scared to fight

They’re like Saturday nights out on the town
Sunday morning coming down
A pretty girl out on the dance floor spinnin’
Round and round and round they go
A cold beer and a dirty hand
Calling home every chance they can
To say I love you
They don’t need a reason
Real men love Jesus

Real men love Jesus
They don’t believe in leavin’
When the goin’ gets tough
They just keep on keepin’

They’re like Saturday nights out on the town
Sunday morning coming down
A pretty girl out on the dance floor spinnin’
Round and round and round they go
A cold beer and a dirty hand
Calling home every chance they can
To say I love you
They don’t need a reason
Real men love Jesus
Real men love Jesus
Writer/s: WARREN, BRAD / WARREN, BRETT / MILLER, LANCE / SANDERS, ADAM

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