Good Girl

Album: Tullahoma (2018)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • An ode to the love of his life, this summery, upbeat track finds Dustin Lynch explaining to the world just how perfect his girl is.

    You're an angel
    You're a keeper
    The kinda thing that you gotta lock down
    I'm lovin' just livin' every minute since you came around


    Lynch's romance with this girl has truly changed his world for the better.
  • Lynch wrote the song alongside Justin Ebach amd Andy Albert. Speaking with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex, the singer said he was" just writing because I love to write" with his buddies while out on the Brad Paisley tour and "Good Girl "happened out of nowhere."

    Since that day, according to Lynch, the song "raised its hand" and demanded to be released. The singer couldn't stand the thought of not releasing any new music on the radio for the summer, so he rush-recorded "Good Girl" and put it out as a standalone single on May 4, 2018.
  • Dustin Lynch was actually single when he co-penned "Good Girl." He told The Boot. "It's a song I wrote with two guys that have their lifelong partners, but I was the guy in the room who didn't, so, yeah, I sing that song from [an angle of] longing to find that person that sets my world on fire and takes life to a new level."
  • The song's music video stars Dustin Lynch and Beauty Mark actress Angie Simms as a pair of Bonnie & Clyde-esque fugitives. We watch the couple-gone-bad evade the cops again and again in the Mojave desert.

    "It adds a tougher side to this song," Lynch explained to Esquire, adding that the storytelling element of the performance gave him the opportunity to act for a few hours. "I didn't have to just sing the song 796 times into a camera," he continued, "It was a new challenge - trying not to look like an idiot when I'm acting in a scene."
  • The distinctive dobro riff that kicks off the song was a fluke. Lynch explained to ABC News that his guitar player was trying to figure out the lick when he accidentally came up with what you hear on the record. "It's just one of those magical things that you keep," he said, "and you're like, 'Well, we can't replicate that.'"

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