“Whiskey in My Water” frontman Tyler Farr has a new song with a sobering message. Farr’s latest, “Cover Girl,” is a divergence from love songs and drinking hymns, taking a stand against domestic violence instead.
Farr hopes his latest version serves as an empowering message to anyone stuck in an abusive situation. “Unfortunately, it happens to a lot of people, or people may know someone in this situation, and not everyone knows how to talk about it,” Farr said in a press release.
“This is what I hope this song will help someone get through whatever they are going through,” he adds. “Not all scars are physical, and we don’t always know what’s going on in someone else’s life. Maybe this song can be a little heartwarming and helpful.”
Farr co-wrote “Cover Girl” with Blake Bollinger – who has worked with artists such as Rodney Atkins and Dallas Smith – and Ben Stennis, who is responsible for songs such as Tim McGraw’s “Neon Church” and “Damn Drunk” by Ronnie Dunn. Without really knowing what would happen to it, Farr wrote down the title as he sat at the Atlanta airport; later, during a songwriting session in her garage, the lyrics came easily.
“Me and a few buddies were writing in my garage that day and started playing around with ideas that might fit that title. Once we started, the lyrics came afloat,” Farr says, “and we got down to it. ended up with something bigger than expected. “
Farr’s “Cover Girl” video includes resources for people experiencing domestic violence at its end. He gives the phone number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-787-3224), which can also be contacted by text message, and notes that a live chat option is available on the NDVH website.
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