Did It For The Girl

Album: Greg Bates (2012)
Charted: 66

Songfacts®:

  • Greg Bates is an American Country music singer signed to Republic Nashville. This is his debut single, which was released on April 16, 2012, the same month that Bates made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Bates co-wrote the song with Lynn Hutton and Rodney Clawson. The latter recalled to Taste of Country: "I think Lynn came in with that title, 'Did It for the Girl,' and a little bit of the music. We just started talked about all the things you do when you're getting ready to go on a date or whatever... you wash your truck, you get your hair cut, you shower up, you get the Polo out or Old Spice body wash or whatever it is these days [laughs], you pick the girl up and you go on a date. You just do everything you can to try and win her over. We kind of talked through that stuff."
  • Bates namechecks George Strait and his 1982 romantic ballad when he sings in the second verse, "I dialed her up some more George Strait. Me and old George sang 'Marina Del Rey." Clawson told Taste of Country: "Lynn also had the idea to put the George Strait and 'Marina Del Ray' thing in there. People love that. Some artists are weird about referring to another artist, but Greg was really cool about it. That was one of his favorite lines in the song."

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