Martina McBride Girls Like Me Video and Lyrics

Martina McBride Girls Like Me

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Enjoy watching Martina McBride's "Girls Like Me" lyric video and see the journey to the music video as Martina appears on the TV show "Songland".....

The Martina McBride Girls Like Me performance from the NBC TV show Songland was released in 2020.  The TV show brings in undiscovered songwriters to pitch their melodies and lyrics to some of the biggest stars in the industry.  Country music star Martina McBride appeared on the show to find a single that fits her voice and song style.  After working with Producer Ester Dean, Songland songwriter H A L I E won the competition and Martina McBride chose her song to perform and release.

Watch Martina perform the updated version of “Girls Like Me” and see the journey of the songwriter being selected as the winning song below.

Martina McBride Girls Like Me (Lyric Video from Songland)

Martina was impressed by 19-year-old Halie Wooldridge (the young singer and songwriter is from a small town in Missouri and moved to Nashville after her high school graduation in pursuit of a career in music).  Halie’s track “Girls Like Me” was co-written with her brother Michael Tyler (who has written for Dierks Bentley).  The song struck and instant connection with Martina. “There’s something about this melody that evokes an almost physical reaction,” she said during the live discussion. “You know how a great melody can make you cry or whatever? I feel that this is that kind of melody.”

Here is Halie’s profile from the Songland Instagram page.

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"I'm 19 years old and I'm from Thayer, Missouri. I moved to Nashville two weeks after I graduated high school. When I moved to Nashvile I realized, 'Oh my gosh, there's so many people wanting to do the exact same thing as me.' There's never been a Plan B. It's always been songwriting. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for music. I love it so much. It has brought me every blessing in my life. Most girls feel scared some times to be themselves because we're a little worried about what others might think of us. Everybody's trying to be perfect, but in reality none of us are. And that's okay." – @halieofficial

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Watch the journey of the song selection and see Halie’s performance of the updated song below.

Martina McBride Girls Like Me:  Journey to the Music Video

Martina McBride Girls Like Me:  Songwriter Performance

After working with Producer Ester Dean, Songland songwriter H A L I E sings the updated version of “Girls Like Me,” the song selected by Martina McBride.

Girls Like Me Lyrics (from Songland)

I remember that first time I fell in love
I’ve never been the one to be afraid to jump
And sometimes it hurts
But the world still turns
I remember that first sad broken heart
And I told myself I wouldn’t fall apart
So I let it burn
That’s how you live and learn

It ain’t always easy
But it’s gonna be alright

It used to be me
Hidin’ insecurities
With a cigarette and a bottle of whiskey
I was the girl at home
In the dark, all alone
Sayin’, “Why the hell doesn’t he miss me?”
We act so tough like it ain’t nothin’
‘Cause we don’t want them to see
Here’s to the girls like me

Fast forward, now your old dreams are gone
And you got new priorities
You thought you knew what you wanted
But you had it all wrong
Yeah, it takes a few steps
Just to get it all together
It might hurt now but it won’t last forever
Make those mistakes, that’ll make you better

It used to be me
Hidin’ insecurities
With a cigarette and a bottle of whiskey
I was the girl at home
In the dark, all alone
Sayin’, “Why the hell doesn’t he miss me?”
We act so tough like it ain’t nothin’
‘Cause we don’t want them to see
Here’s to the girls like me

Here’s to the girls like me
Here’s to the girls like me
Here’s to the girls like me

Yeah, it takes a few steps just to get it all together
Make those mistakes that’ll make you better

It used to be me
Hidin’ insecurities
With a cigarette and a bottle of whiskey
I was the girl at home
In the dark, all alone
Sayin’, “Why doesn’t he miss me?”
I wouldn’t trade
What made you the woman you’re gonna be

And it’s okay if it’s not perfect
‘Cause it’s not meant to be
Here’s to the girls like me

Here’s to the girls like me
Here’s to the girls like me
Here’s to the girls like me
Girl, you’re just like me

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