Single Review: RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”


“God Made Girls”
Written by RaeLynn, Nicolle Galyon, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna

In hearing this song, my mind is constantly asking one simple question: What were they thinking?

The lyric regurgitates a series of mindless cliches that are tired at best and sexist at worst, rounding out with mundane repetitions of the song’s title. It’s mind-blowing to think that this is coming from Liz Rose and Lori McKenna – two writers who have many times shown themselves capable of far better. Joey Moi’s production is a dreadful, noisy mess, and RaeLynn doesn’t even have a good voice. Her vocal here is weak, faceless and over-processed.

The fact that this piece of drivel is actually a hit is made all the more irritating by the fact that women are so grossly underrepresented in the country music industry, and that radio is regularly ignoring so much top-quality work by talented female artists such as Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe. It’s appalling to see such levels of talent passed over in favor of something that is not even a remotely acceptable level of work.

I’m just amazed that anyone involved in the making of this record can hear it and not turn red with embarrassment.

Grade: F


  1. Hi this is my second comment to this site love the site and agree. This girl can’t sing at all no talent sexist piece of garbage.
    Having said that can you guys do a review of Gloriana’s new song Trouble.

  2. What were they thinking?

    Probably the same thing Maggie Rose was thinking with “Girl In Your Truck Song,” to wit:

    “I want to be a big player in country music, and this is the kind of music people are gravitating towards.”

    And as for the lack of embarrassment on the part of the people involved with this? Well, embarrassment presupposes self-awareness, and to assume that anyone involved with this has any of that is probably giving them entirely too much credit.

    Also, WOW. Between the negative review of this song here and the negative review of it at Saving Country Music, I certainly didn’t think this review would be the more harsh of the two!

  3. I have to agree with your review. When I first heard the title of the song I had the feeling it wasn’t going to be good. After listening for about 2 minutes, I had to kill it.

    I share your irritation that country radio ignores talented female artists and plays a song like this. I’ll use that to promote Amy Black, who I saw at a Bluebird Cafe show a week ago. I liked her so much that i bought her first two albums right after the show. She has about a dozen songs on you-tube.

  4. I’m with Leeann. I could see this being a “Girl In Your Truck Song” thing, but I can’t (or, rather, don’t want to) imagine Lori McKenna and Liz Rose actively participating in something like that. I just can’t believe they had anything to do with this piece of trash.

  5. Lori McKenna’s co-writes haven’t been all that stellar lately, nor was her latest album.

    That being said, I still wish Faith Hill would finally come back with a Lori McKenna Songbook project. McKenna’s best stuff is what she records herself, and nobody’s done a better job of “getting her” as a singer than Faith Hill. Ten years later, “Stealing Kisses” is still a revelation.

  6. Kevin,

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks McKenna hasn’t been as stellar as usual lately. That last album was a real disappointment for me.

  7. This is one of the worst songs I have ever heard. It popped up on the radio when I was driving a couple months back, & I was literally revolted.

    Hearing it makes me legitimately upset.

    There’s a bigger gap between this & Girl in Your Truck Song’s politics than between GIYTS & Follow Your Arrow’s.

    It’s hard to articulate just how upset this regressive, anti-feminist garbage makes me.

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