Lauren Alaina told The Boot
she felt that she needed to talk to her parents about the track before putting it on the album.
"I just put [the song] in an email [to my parents], literally, without anything else except the attachment, because I was scared to death," she said. "'Same Day Different Bottle
' was the first song I wrote about my family, which is about my dad's alcoholism, which I sent to him in rehab. But 'Doin' Fine' was the first time I was brutally specific and honest about what was going on.
"I was particularly scared about my mom," Alaina added. "I was really worried that my mom was going to think I was talking bad about her, but I was just trying to be as honest about what was going on as I could. My mom married a family friend of my parents' from high school, and my dad went through rehab and married a 30-year-old. I couldn't fit the 30-year-old in there; it didn't rhyme [laughs]. But, all joking aside, I sent it in an email, because I was scared to death."
"I didn't really know what to say about it, and my mom called me," she continued. "It was a really hard time for us when I sent the song - it was right in the midst of it - and she called and told me it was her favorite song that I've ever written, which was so healing for me, for her to say that, because it's her story, too, not just mine, and that's really scary. I wasn't as scared about Dad, because I'd written 'Same Day, Different Bottle' about him already, and that was a little more brutally honest about him. And so, I wasn't as scared to send it to him as I was her. But I have the best mom in the world, and she handled it with grace."
Alaina concluded: "They're both really supportive of me, and they know, as a songwriter, I'm going to tell their stories, too."