Singer RaeLynn Releases Fun & Frisky Ford Truck-Themed Single, ‘Tailgate’

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Hot new summer jam is a catchy tune about young love in an Ford F-150. 

Country music has had a long and legendary relationship with pickup trucks. Country music singer RaeLynn is carrying on the tradition with her new single “Tailgate.” RaeLynn puts her own spin on the country music truck genre by adding her voice as a Ford F-150-loving gal. In fact, RaeLynn’s first ride was an F-150, a truck she still drives today, so she knows her subject matter well.

The song harkens back to sweeter and simpler times, telling the story of teenagers parking in a Ford F-150 on a dirt road. The song was a collaboration with Canaan Smith, Corey Crowder, and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. Writing the song, RaeLynn told Taste of Country that she wanted to make sure the single would get people out of their seats and inspire tailgates to drop.

“The day we wrote ‘Tailgate’ I told Canaan, Corey and Tyler that if the song doesn’t make me want to dance then I don’t want to cut it,” said RaeLynn. Listen to the song, and you’ll agree: Mission Accomplished. It also might just make you want to go parking, too.


The song joins an impressive list of classic truck anthems, and the lyrics are sure to strike all the right chords with F-150 fans.

“But if that tailgate ever tells, I’d be the small talk of the town,
I’m sure I’d catch all kinds of hell for every time we laid it down,
In the back of that race red F-150,
We get to kissin’, we get to slippin’ off clothes, and nobody knows,
And only will, if that tailgate ever tells.

What happens on a dirt road stays on a dirt road out here,
What we’re doing in the dark when we’re underneath the stars,
Is our own business.”

If you’re like to hear more of RaeLynn’s music, check out her You Tube channel.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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