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Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” Is All About Making Your Parents Proud

Sugarland's "Baby Girl"

After their live performances made some buzz, Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” was finally released as the first single off their debut album Twice the Speed of Life.

It reached a peak of No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, where it spent an overall 46 incredible weeks – marking a new record for being the longest chart run in the chart’s history. In addition, it became the highest-peaking debut song for a country music group in 14 years.

“Baby Girl” was written by Sugarland‘s original group members – the then-trio of Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, and Kristen Hall – together with songwriter Troy Bieser. It tells the tale of a daughter who left home to go after her dreams in a town where “the stars stay up all night.”

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Unfortunately, at the beginning of her journey, she did not earn much playing from bars. But she was determined to make her dreams come true and her parents proud, reassuring them that she’s on her way to success.

Finally, before the song ends, it was revealed that the daughter’s dreams came to life – yet they don’t mean a thing to her as they were nothing compared to her parent’s love. It only shows that no matter where we are or what we do, our parents will always be the most important part of our lives.

RELATED: 10 Country Songs About Daughters That Will Make You Emotional

In one interview, Nettles revealed that “Baby Girl” was actually an autobiographical song – even admitting to being broke and asking for her parents to send her money as she was still starting out in the industry, just like in the song.

But most importantly, it was “a self-fulfilling prophecy” in the sense that it was the first track that manifested itself for somehow showing them success. And Nettles believed that a lot of people could relate to having such big dreams and chasing after them to make your loved ones proud.

Make sure to listen to “Baby Girl” by Sugarland in the video below.

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