English singer-songwriter Amy Wadge, who was a childhood friend of Ed Sheeran. They have collaborated together since Sheeran's early EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Their co-writes include Sheeran's hit singles "Thinking Out Loud" and "Galway Girl."
The song was released just a couple of weeks after Walker Hayes' "90's Country." His song pulls a similar trick, telling a love story through the titles of classic country songs from the 1990s.
Lauren Alaina explained that she co-wrote the song to say thank you to the women she heard on the radio when she was a little girl dreaming of being a country star.
"I grew up in a time where my dreams could come true because there were women doing it, and I believed I could be a female on the radio and be a songwriter and be a woman on stage, because Martina, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania, the Dixie Chicks – all of these women were doing it fearlessly and inspired me to become who I am, and I wanted to write a song for them to thank them."
Alaina added that she grew up during a time in country music where women had a good share of airplays on the radio. Unfortunately, that's not the case now and a question she often gets asked is why there's such a lack of female presence on the airwaves. A second reason for writing this song, she said, was to "put a positive spin on my answer to why aren't more women on the radio? My answer is I have no idea, but look how amazing it is when they are."