Story Behind the Song: RaeLynn, ‘Queens Don’t’
In mid-March, country singer RaeLynn released the first taste of her sophomore album, the follow-up to her 2017 debut, WildHorse. "Queens Don't," the anthemic single that leads the record, began as a message of female empowerment, according to the up-and-coming singer, but took on a broader scope the more she thought about the concept.
Below, RaeLynn chats with The Boot about what "Queens Don't" -- written by RaeLynn, Corey Crowder and J. Hart -- means to her today.
I had this title for a while, just kind of sitting in my notes. I've always wanted to write this song, but I didn't know exactly how I wanted to write it.
First, I wanted it to be about women and about being a queen and a boss. The more I thought about it, though, the more I started thinking that this song can really be for anybody: This song can be for anyone who wants to see their dream come true and anyone who wants to speak their truth. It can be for anyone who knows that everybody's unique in their own way.
You know, I'm a girl that came from Baytown, Texas. I came from a whole lotta nothing, but I made something happen with my life. That's because I believed in myself. I didn't look to my left or my right and compare myself to what other people were doing.
I think that something women -- and even men -- are doing now that's so special is that they're just speaking their truth and being who they are. This whole movement has really moved me. I felt moved to write this song about where we are right now in the world, and I'm honored to be able to release a song for this time.
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