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“This song is about the laundry list of expectations and long-standing traditions put on women,” Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild said about the group’s new single “The Daughters.”

Fairchild tells CMT. “It’s about equality. It’s about hope for our children and what their view of the world will be. It’s not about a lack of believing in God or God’s love for girls.”

Kimberly Schlapman adds, “It’s incredibly important to me that my daughters know and believe that whatever they dream up is possible. I want them to feel empowered, supported, confident and free to achieve whatever their passions might be. This song represents all of that.”

But the song and its meaning is not just for girls: Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook have a son. She shares with CMT, “My hope for Elijah is that throughout his life, he continues to see no race, no religion, no gender, no color the way he does right now. He asked me a few weeks ago why we haven’t had a woman president. And I said, ‘I just don’t know buddy…but I think it’s coming.'”

“The Daughters” is the first single from Little Big Town’s forthcoming album out later his year.

-Nancy Brooks