RaeLynn Reveals Story Behind ‘For a Boy’ [Watch]
Since her time on The Voice, artist on the rise RaeLynn has had her debut at the famous Grand Ole Opry and climbed the charts with both "God Made Girls" and her newest track, "For a Boy." The latter song, released in March 2015, was co-written by RaeLynn with Laura Veltz and based on a true-life dating experience, which she recently opened up about to the Opry.
“When I get there, this guy just starts pouring his heart out to me,” she explains. “Guys always wanna be macho and wanna seem cool, so it’s just really cool when guys are transparent with you."
The next day, RaeLynn told the story to Veltz, who took notes and suggested writing the song.
“When I sad ‘but for a boy, his heart was pretty see-through,’ I said something like that, and she was like, ‘That’s the title; that’s it,’” RaeLynn recalls. “It just came together so perfectly. It just goes to show, when a song’s meant to be, it’s meant to be."
RaeLynn also reflected on her Opry debut, which she says was extra special because of a priceless memory of her grandmother.
“I think my favorite part about that night was getting a video of my grandma telling me good luck at the Opry, ‘cause she’s passed away since then,” she remembers. “That’s a night I'll never forget because she didn’t get to come, but she sent me a video…and now that moment’s even more special to me because that’s the last time I really got to see her."
The artist was recently nominated for a CMT Music Award for Female Video of the Year for "God Made Girls," and spent the week at CMA Fest in Nashville, greeting fans and performing on multiple occasions, including the Nationwide Insurance stage during the awards show.
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