God Made Girls

Album: Me (2014)
Charted: 61
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  • American singer-songwriter Racheal "RaeLynn" Woodward first came to the public's attention after finishing third on Blake Shelton's team on the second season of The Voice. This is her first single sent to country radio after signing to Republic Nashville.
  • Asked by Taste of Country why she chose this as her debut single, RaeLynn replied. "I've written over 70 songs, so it was kind of hard to pick what we were going to send to radio. We narrowed it down to four and I think it definitely stood out as the first single - we wanted to go out with a girl empowerment song."

    "There's just something so special about 'God Made Girls,' it comes from a girl's perspective and there's nothing like that on radio right now," she added, "and so I think that's what made us able to pick that song as a single."
  • RaeLynn co-wrote the song with Nicolle Galyon, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna. She told Taste of Country that the quartet covered a wide range of age perspectives. "I think that's why it is the song it is," she explained. "You have me, who I'm 20, Nicolle's 30, Lori's in her 40s and Liz is in her 50s. You have all these different women and all these different perspectives of being a girl in this world and I think that's why so many different women can relate to it. 'Cause you have, you know, Liz who's gone through things that I haven't gone through, and you have Lori and even Nicolle... I think that's one of the reasons why it's the song it is."
  • RaeLynn explained the concept for the song's whimsical visual to Pop Crush: "We were talking about treatments for the video and what I wanted, and I really wanted it to showcase my personality," she said. "I love whimsical things and forests. I'm really into all that. I wanted them to bring that to the table with this music video and show the mystery of a woman."

    "I talked to TK [McKamy], the director, and he completely made the song come to life," RaeLynn continued. "I mean, the video is just absolutely stunning and I'm so excited about it."
  • McKenna recalled the writing of the song to Rolling Stone Country. "We were careful to champion the things that we loved about that girl [in the song] and it being so RaeLynn," she said.

    McKenna added that the lyrics aren't about being subservient to or looking good for men. "To me, it's way more powerful than that. If we're making him do anything, we're making him be a better person," she said with a laugh. "And we tried to say that in a fun way."
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