Caitlyn Smith Reveals Nashville Inspired Her Song, 'I Can't'


Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion have over-delivered in the heartbreak category with their song, "I Can't."

In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Caitlyn revealed that the love-gone-sour song has nothing to do with a relationship ending. In fact, the song was inspired by Nashville.  

"At first listen, it sounds like a heartbreak song. I have been married for 12 years coming up, so it's been a while since I have had a good old-fashioned heartbreak," says the 'Supernova' singer. "The idea came from living in Nashville for the last 10 years and seeing how much the city is changing."

"I was driving by downtown Nashville and saw all the cranes and skyscrapers, and that's where the first lines of the song came from, "This ain't a twenty-minute town no more," reveals Caitlyn, who took her idea of change to the writers' room.

"I started seeing the change of the city, but then also realizing the change that I have gone through in the last 10 years – I am a totally different person," says the singer. "When I brought this concept to my co-writers, Ben West and Stephen Wilson Jr., we just talked about change, and how sometimes we come up against this thing where we have to move on or fix something or change something in our lives it can feel impossible."

"It can feel like I just can't – "I Can't," teases Caitlyn. "That's really the guts of the song."

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