Inspired by the singer’s daughter Daisy, who recently celebrated her first birthday, the track encompasses the excitement of raising a spunky firstborn. Produced by Corey Crowder, the twang-filled song shares a laundry list of RaeLynn’s hopes for Daisy.
“Growing up in Texas, I was always outside playing in the dirt, rocking a sundress with my dog and even a couple of goats,” shared RaeLynn. “The values expressed in this song were instilled in me at a very young age, and now I want to pass them on to my daughter. I love ‘Raisin’ Me A Country Girl’ because it celebrates being strong, and that’s what I want Daisy to be – a strong, sweet, tough girl who knows what matters most in life.”
“She’s sweet as sugar but tough as nails / Loving her daddy but giving boys hell,” sings the two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee. “She didn’t fall far from the tree / Every day you’ll see a little more me / Yeah I’m on my knees every night praying / Thanking God I’m raisin’ me a country girl.”
The singer/songwriter welcomed Daisy Rae into the world on September 8, 2021, in Nashville alongside her husband, Josh Davis.
Following Daisy’s birth, RaeLynn opened up about the moment she first met her daughter in an interview with People, telling the publication, “When she came out and they put her on my chest, I just started crying because I couldn’t believe that she was mine.”
She went on to share how Daisy Rae is already following in her footsteps. “Daisy’s definitely going to have a little sass to her, that’s for sure. We’re already seeing that in her personality!”
RaeLynn will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage on Tuesday, November 11, where she will perform “Raisin’ Me A Country Girl” for the first time live. Fans can purchase tickets to the Texas native’s Grand Ole Opry performance here.
The new track is the latest release from her upcoming 2023 project, following May releases “I Love My Hometown” and “If God Took Days Off.”
RaeLynn’s latest musical chapter comes on the heels of her sophomore album, BAYTOWN, released in September 2021 via Round Here Records. The album was a continuation of her six-song EP of the same name, released in 2020, featuring 8 new tracks.
“BAYTOWN is a record where you can find a little bit of everything. If you know me, you know I love to dance, get rowdy and have a good time, but you also know that songwriting and talking about hard subjects is something I will never steer away from,” RaeLynn shared. “Country music is my heart and soul, and I fell in love with it when I grew up in Baytown, Texas. Everything that I am and what I represent is imprinted with my hometown in my heart. No matter what I do, what I sing or where I live, Baytown will always be represented because it made me who I am today. On some level, we all feel that way about where we were raised. I can’t wait for y’all to dive into this record and see the place you grew up come to life.”