Single Review: RaeLynn - God Made Girls

RaeLynn's new single "God Made Girls" may or may not showcase why this newcomer was such a discovery in the early seasons of NBC's The Voice as one of #TeamBlake's members.

From the opening verse of “God Made Girls,” it’s easy to root for RaeLynn as her charming personality is immediately showcased on the song she co-wrote with Nicolle Galyon, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose. The production, from Joey Moi, gives the song a contemporary feel while RaeLynn’s Texas twang reminds us that RaeLynn’s no pop singer, like Reba and Miranda Lambert, her twang is too pronounced to be confused with pop music. 

The track features strong lyrics about what Girls do to make the world go round, how they start flirting with a shy guy, all the great qualities about a girl that makes guys go insane. It’s a smart first single choice as it’s mid-tempo (Country Music’s favorite tempo) and there’s nothing here to give radio a reason not to play RaeLynn except maybe her gender (as country radio still seems reluctant to play more than two or three women with any regularity, for whatever reason). 

“God Made Girls” is a single that can and should compete well with what radio has to offer and RaeLynn’s forthcoming music also suggests the same thing.