Last year, Jenee Fleenor made history as the first woman to win the CMA award for Musician of the Year. With her new song "Good Ol' Girls," Fleenor wants to encourage other country girls with big dreams.
The song, which Fleenor wrote with friends Buddy Owens and Phil O'Donnell, is a barnburner that traces the Arkansas native's steps from a young student of Bob Wills to a rising Nashville star playing onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. It also offers up some sage advice for Music City dreamers.
"This goes out to my country gals that wanna blaze a trail/ Now when that train comes rollin' in you better hold on like hell," Fleenor sings. "Keep singin' to Emmylou and work on your banjo/ Yeah this is for girl on her front porch rosining up her bow"
"'Good Ol' Girls' is my story in a song. I always dreamed of doing what I do for a living, but I never dreamed I'd be breaking glass ceilings doing it!" Fleenor tells Wide Open Country. " We've all heard the term 'good ol' boys,' but I had never heard 'good ol' girls,' and I thought to myself, "That's me! I'm a good ol' girl!...and I know there are a lot of us out there!" I wanted the melody to be fiddle-driven and I wanted to tell my story and also inspire those young country girls -- 'good ol' girls' -- out there that are going to move to Nashville someday and pursue their dreams."
Watch Fleenor's acoustic performance of "Good Ol' Girls" below.
"Good Ol' Girls" is the follow-up to Fleenor's current single "Fiddle and Steel."
For more information, visit her official website.