Waterproof Mascara

Album: Feels Like Home (2013)
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  • This country tear-jerker is about a single Mom trying to stay strong for her son. Crow told Jam! Music that it's her favorite song on Feels Like Home. "It's everything that I have grown up loving about country music," she said. "It's dramatic. It's definitely real life. We have females at the country fanbase that I don't hear the women at pop-country writing about. What it's like to be a woman today. And that's not a dig. I'm older and I'm a single mom and I'm a working mom, those are the topics that are, for me, relevant."

    Crow is the mother to two adopted sons. Wyatt Steven Crow was born on April 29, 2007 and Levi James Crow on April 30, 2010.
  • Each track on Feels Like Home was co-written with another songwriter, which is a first for Crow.
    This song was penned with Brad Paisley. "I made Brad Paisley write a chick song about being a single mom," Crow told Associated Press, excitedly.
  • It was Brad Paisley who suggested to Crow that she record a country album after she performed at the CMAs with Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert. She recalled to Radio.com: "He said, 'When are you going to make a country record?' And I said, 'I would love to do that, but I want to do the kind of country record that I feel is an extension of the music that I've already made.'"

    Crow continued: "He was so supportive and that ["Waterproof Mascara"] was the first song that we wrote [and] probably, I think, the most important song on the album."
  • This song features a contribution by veteran Nashville musician Harold Bradley, who played tic tac bass on Patsy Cline's "Crazy." "I got to visit with him, and he's amazingly generous with his stories," Crow said of Bradley.
  • Crow told Southern Living magazine that her friendship with Brad Paisley was instrumental in getting Feels Like Home made. "He's just been a huge support system," she said. "He and his wife are my close friends, and our kids play together, so we have a strong bond outside of music. He came up to me and said, 'You've really got to do this.'"
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