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Little Big Town Wants to Spread Kindness to the Younger Generation with New Single “The Daughters”

The band spoke with CS Country about the song backstage at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin earlier this month.

AUSTIN, TX - MAY 04: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2019 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One at the Frank Erwin Center on May 4, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Ever since Little Big Town released their heart-wrenching new single “The Daughters” last month, we have been obsessed with the message it conveys. Written by Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, and Ashley Ray, the country tune shows the true and unfortunate standards that girls are held to, yet empowers them to embrace who they are.

“[The Daughters] is for the little girls out there to believe in themselves. They don’t have to listen to time old traditions. They can do anything they want to in life and believe in themselves and the world is theirs,” the band told us backstage at the 2019 iHeartCountry Festival in Austin last month.

“We hope that their generation grows up not having inequality. It’s a deep song but also easy for us all to relate to. I have a little boy and I just want him to grow up in a world where we don’t judge each other on race or gender or religion and we are just kind to each other and take care of each other,” band member Karen Fairchild adds. 

AUSTIN, TX – MAY 04: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) (L-R) Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town arrive at the 2019 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One at the Frank Erwin Center on May 4, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Danny Matson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“The Daughters” officially begins the story and is the genesis of Nightfall, the band’s ninth studio album that is coming later this year.

You can catch Little Big Town host the 2019 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 5th @ 8/7c on CMT and at the 2019 CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Friday, June 7th. Keep up with the band by following them on Instagram at @littlebigtown.

Reporting by Kaylee Cottee

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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