"Getting Good" is an ode to the importance of savoring life, living in the moment and appreciating the small things.
Once I get a house that I can hang my hat on
I bet I'll want to build a bigger one if I could
I'm thinking, once I learn to grow right where I'm planted
Maybe that's when life starts getting good
The upbeat song is a reminder to young people that leaving your hometown and moving into your own place won't fix your problems. The endless search for happiness can distract from living in the now.
Emily Weisband (Camila Cabello's "Consequences
," Hillary Scott & The Scott Family's "Thy Will
") penned this encouragement to making the best of your current situation.
Lauren Alaina shows off her dance moves in the song's music video for "Getting Good" alongside her Dancing with the Stars partner, Gleb Savchenko. The duo placed fourth in the 2019 season of the dance competition TV series.
When Lauren Alaina joined Trisha Yearwood on her Food Network Show Trisha's Southern Kitchen, they not only cooked up some sumptuous dishes but also sang harmony on "Getting Good." Their collaboration sparked a new duet version between the two Georgia natives, which Alaina dropped on June 26, 2020.
Trisha Yearwood explained that the truths expressed in the song are ones she wishes she took on board when younger. "We all have these dreams. What you learn, is it's not the goals that you reach that are the things you're really going to remember, it's the journey all along the way," she shared. "So that lyric - 'once I learn to grow right where I'm planted, maybe that's when life starts getting good' - that's the truth. That's the life lesson. If you can learn it when you're young to enjoy it along the way, then you're gonna be happier. Sometimes that's a lesson we all have to learn as we get older, but I just love the sentiment of this song."