Take Back Home Girl
by Chris Lane (featuring Tori Kelly)

Album: Laps Around the Sun (2018)
Charted: 55
  • This Hillary Lindsey, David Garcia, and Josh Miller-penned soulful country track finds Chris Lane and his duet partner Tori Kelly singing about bringing the perfect girl home to meet the family. Lane told ABC Radio that when he was considering his choices for a duet partner on the tune, he had no idea that Tori Kelly would even be an option.

    "I recorded this song, 'Take Back Home Girl.' And my record label asked me, 'Hey, who would be a dream collaboration for you?' And I said, 'Tori Kelly,' not knowing that she would do it. But they reached out to her, she loved the song, she decided she wanted to be a part of it of it. And I'm one lucky guy."
  • Hillary Lindsey is one of Josh Miller's favorite songwriters. When music publisher Nate Lowery organized a writing session with her and Chris DeStefano, the Nashville newcomer wanted to be prepared, so he arrived armed with some ideas. One was "Grave" and the other was "Take Back Home Girl." The trio went along with "Grave" which ended up being recorded by Thomas Rhett for his Life Changes album.

    A fortnight later, Miller had another writing session lined up with Lindsey and this time David Garcia. Lindsey remembered the title "Take Back Home Girl," as Miller had mentioned he was actually taking his girlfriend back home for the first time, so that's why he had that song name. She asked him if he'd written "Take Back Home Girl" yet and he replied that he hadn't. Miller recalled to Songwriter Universe how Lindsay then picked up a guitar and "closed her eyes" and kickstarted a vibe "just playing some stuff."

    The other two thought it sounded cool, so Garcia started creating and building the track as Miller and Lindsey tapped into Miller's story about him taking his girlfriend home.

    Chris Lane's manager Seth England got to hear the demo and the rest was history.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Donald FagenSongwriter Interviews

Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.

Bill Medley of The Righteous BrothersSongwriter Interviews

Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.

Angelo Moore of FishboneSongwriter Interviews

Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.

U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?