Lee Brice Based “Still” on a Bible Verse

Who knew that Tim McGraw‘s 2010 song “Still” came from the Bible? Lee Brice did.

It came right from Psalm 46:10. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Brice says in the new book Once-a-Day Country Faith: 56 Reflections From Today’s Leading Country Music Stars that that is one of the most meaningful passages to him.

“I have always loved this verse, and I even wrote a song about it called ‘Still.’ Tim McGraw recorded it and put it on the radio a few years ago,” Brice says. The song went on to become a Top 20 hit and was all about “when this world gets crazy and tries to break me and I had all I can stand/I can close my eyes no matter where I am and just be still.”

“As time has gone by, that verse has come to mean even more to me, especially in my life right now. Everything moves so fast. My life was in high gear before, but it’s in higher gear now,” Brice says in the book.

“Sometimes it’s hard to slow down and be still and talk to God and let him be a part of your life, but I try to make time,” he adds. “Every year I go camping in South Carolina with my two best friends and my brother. We go out in a swamp and disappear, and nobody can find us for about four days and three nights. That’s an important time for me. There are no phones, and there’s nothing like that in the whole world. That’s where I stop and take time to be still.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.