Kacey Musgraves penned the song with frequent collaborator Shane McAnally and "Merry Go 'Round
" co-writer Josh Osborne. "'Family Is Family' was a really fun one to write," the singer told Taste of Country
, "because we got to sit there and dream up and laugh about, just all these little nuances that happen in families."
"Kacey is very specific when it comes to the kind of song she wants to write, or the way she wants it to feel," Shane McAnally continued. "She sort of has it mapped out in her head by the time we start to work on something."
"Line by line, there's not one person in that song that's not real," he added with a laugh.