Bomshel – “Fight Like A Girl”

C.M. Wilcox | February 6th, 2009

Bomshel - Fight Like a Girl

Someone could make a killing with a song like this, a celebration of female strength structured around one woman’s three-part story: young girl gets some parental advice on how to deal with hurt, young woman applies advice to adult problems, and–finally–middle-aged woman draws comfort from advice as she comes face to face with mortality.

In fact, someone already is making a killing with a song like this. “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” by Brooks McEntire & Dunn is at #7 (and climbing) on the country charts as we speak.

There are some differences between the two songs, of course. The girl in the Bomshel song gets made fun of at school instead of falling off a pony. The mother (not the father) offers the advice, which is “fight like a girl” instead of “don’t cry.” As a young woman, the main character has problems at work (glass ceiling) instead of problems at home (carousing husband). In the end, it’s the woman herself–not her father–facing mortality, as she discovers that she has cancer (now more common in country songs than in life) and resolves to “fight [it] like a girl.” Whatever that means.

By the way, if you’re going to base a whole song on positively redefining an established phrase like “fight like a girl,” be sure to do a really convincing job of making it mean something new. If you just wrap it up in a bunch of cliches, I won’t be sold on its utility as a mantra for strong women and thus might accidentally find a key part of your song laughable. I’m just saying.

If it’s a bad idea to release a near carbon-copy of a song currently situated at the top of the charts, it’s a worse idea to go head-to-head with Ronnie Dunn in a vocal competition. Where Dunn’s performance is warm and nuanced, Bomshel lead vocalist Kelley Shepard often doesn’t seem to know what to do with herself. She soulfully slurs her way through the verses like LeAnn Rimes, reaches for some really uncomfortable-sounding Celine Dion power notes in the choruses, and generally seems to let vocal tricks get in the way of an emotionally resonant performance.

Still, the singing isn’t completely unlikable and neither is the song. It’s just that the combination of the two right now feels like entirely the wrong decision, especially for a duo that has yet to crack the Top 40 after three years of releasing singles. (Kelley Shepard replaced co-founder Buffy Lawson in 2007.) If they hope to make an impact, Bomshel will have to bring something new–or at least something interesting–to the table. This isn’t it.

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  1. Occasional Hope
    February 6, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I think the problem is the lyric isn’t specific at all in what she does to surmount the problems. For some reason I find the second verse the most pointless in that respect – I admit I couldn’t hear all the lyrics, but basically it seems to be about positive thinking and attitude, which is fine if a little vague as a recipe for dealing with bullies or illness; but I really don’t see what the protagonist is supposed to be breaking through the glass ceiling.

    I do like the singer’s voice, but tbh I would be surprised if Bomshel ever managed the big breakthrough if they haven’t done it by now.

  2. Dan Milliken
    February 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Spot-on review.

  3. Hayley
    February 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    These girls have worked so hard to write such a powerful song and sing it with such heart. Kristy and Kelley stand out from other blonde country artists out there, because this song means something real. They’re not like Taylor Swift and writing about her boyfriend and heartache. This is about real struggles in life. This song is about people that face this and need to learn to get through it. I hope this song is a big hit for Bomshel. They deserve the best.

  4. Paula_W
    February 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I couldnt hear a lot of the lyrics but as for the overall sound, I like it a lot better that most of the other pop-country female songs / singers out there right now.

  5. J.R. Journey
    February 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Yep. I agree.

  6. Razor X
    February 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Shania Lite.

  7. Razor X
    February 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Sorry, the above comment was intended for the Whitney Duncan record.

  8. Jaime
    February 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Sounds a LOT like Leann Rimes. Not in a good way.

  9. Rick
    February 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’ll admit to preferring the Buffy Lawson version #1 of Bomshel as Buffy has a more interesting voice than Kelley (to me anyway). On the other hand featuring a pretty, young, blonde female lead singer who isn’t even 21 yet makes sense in a radio marketplace currently dominated by Taylor Swift. I will admit to being a big fan of Kristy O. and hope to see her succeed in some big way in the country music business eventually.

    I don’t think this song is strong enough to sway radio programmers to give it a spin, which is a shame. Unless these gals come up with a “sure thing” killer single I see them following the Amy Dalley path of many years of radio singles that never take until they are finally set free from the Curb label. I will give Curb kudos for sticking with their non-established artists far longer than most big labels. Whatever happened to Star De Azlan anyway? Hmmm…..

  10. Chris N.
    February 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

    It’s BOMSHEL.

  11. Beth
    February 7, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I feel like the ‘big’ well-established artist like Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Garth, etc(if you will)..could put out a song about eating cheetos and it would be a hit. (kidding) So of course, when in comparison to fairly new duo bomshel, most will sway to the popular.

    What I’m trying to say is basically this; Kristy O. and Kelley have worked so hard to get a meaningful message out there, representing girl’s around the world and what being a true ‘bomshel’ is all about. Some of the lyrics represent REAL struggles for them and many women can relate. They deserve their big break, and I think this song could just that!

    This isn’t mearly just another love song, or another song about a cheating husband or boyfriend…it’s an anthem for any girl who has been through the teasing and torment in her youth, or any woman in the business world who is trying to compete in the big leagues (ex. a male dominated company, industry perhaps?), and a mother not giving up on life or her family after recieving life changing diagnosis. All of whom simply remember their mothers wise words of being brave, strong, never giving up, and to ‘fight like a girl’…altering the stereotypical demeaning phrase to mean something completely different, and much more powerful.

    Both Kristy O. and Kelley are incredible writers, performers, and singers. Kelley does a tremendous job on lead vocals and envokes true emotion, and feeling in this anthem for all girls. “Fight Like A Girl” is a hit, and I can’t wait to watch it soar through the charts, all the way to the top. I believe in this song and these ladies!

  12. CMW
    February 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I knew I could count on you, Chris N.

    Beth: I feel like the ‘big’ well-established artist like Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Garth, etc(if you will)..could put out a song about eating cheetos and it would be a hit. (kidding) So of course, when in comparison to fairly new duo bomshel, most will sway to the popular.

    You’re right… so why would they invite that comparison by releasing a song that is a virtual copy of a current single by a major act INSTEAD of doing something distinctive that might actually give them a shot at success?

  13. Beth
    February 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I definitely understand what you are saying. You could say they are similar, but then again so is every other song out there. Most songs are based around love, heartbreak, cheating, or is telling some type of story, with a bottom line message of encouragement.

    So yes, these two particular songs could be compared but then again so can nearly almost every song out there. Shouldn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be heard or written in the first place :) Think of how many songs out there haven’t had its opportunity to be heard yet, and some never will. It’s unfortunate, but I do know “F.L.A.G.” desereves to be heard! CURB picked this single for a reason, I’m confident that they know what they were doing in selecting so! :)

  14. Kim
    February 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I was wondering what happened to bomshel…looks like its not going great. What is Buffy (the country music slayer) up to now? anyone know?

  15. Kristy O.
    February 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Our first bad review:)

    K, insult me all day, but I swear I will crawl through this screen and open a CAN to anyone who insults Kelley. Back off. She is the most incredible singer I have ever worked with… and I have worked with a lot of singers. Don’t insult my friends. I have been told multiple times to not read reviews, or listen to what people say… “we have fat asses, we are horrible singers, and I am an out of tune fiddle player,,, and guess what? That is what being a bomshel is about. It is about being who you are, not being afraid to be imperfect, make mistakes. Bring it. Fight Like a Girl was written about one of my great friends Jenny who lost her fight to cancer. I watched Jenny struggle with cancer, I held my grandma when she took her dying breath to cancer, I lost both of my aunts to cancer. These were all powerful and amazing women. They all taught me to fight like a girl, which means that you CAN cry. It is IMPORTANT to cry. I’m sorry,,, cowgirls cry.

  16. CMW
    February 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Reviewer here.

    Our first bad review:)

    Sorry about that. I guess it was bound to happen eventually.

    I have been told multiple times to not read reviews, or listen to what people say… “we have fat asses, we are horrible singers, and I am an out of tune fiddle player,,, and guess what? That is what being a bomshel is about. It is about being who you are, not being afraid to be imperfect, make mistakes.

    That’s an admirable perspective, but I hope you realize that this review wasn’t quite as personally insulting as you’re suggesting. I just didn’t like this particular song or performance. That’s no reflection of what I think of you or Kelley individually or of Bomshel as an act. Every song/performance is a new chance. I’d love it if you two made me eat my words next time.

    Fight Like a Girl was written about one of my great friends Jenny who lost her fight to cancer. I watched Jenny struggle with cancer, I held my grandma when she took her dying breath to cancer, I lost both of my aunts to cancer. These were all powerful and amazing women.

    Thanks for providing that background. While I’m personally aware of the ways in which cancer touches lives, having watched its progress among loved ones, it doesn’t always carry the weight you’d expect in a song simply because it’s become such a convention of the Nashville formula. When songwriters need a sad/trying circumstance to add some drama, they often seem to reach for cancer. It’s a tool whose edge has dulled from overuse… even when it does come from a very personal and sincere place, as it obviously does for you.

    They all taught me to fight like a girl, which means that you CAN cry. It is IMPORTANT to cry. I’m sorry,,, cowgirls cry.

    I’m with you there. That was my biggest beef with the Brooks & Dunn song.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Keep on truckin’.

  17. Stormy
    February 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I don’t understand singers. I just finished a novel and am actively seeking people to tell me how and why it sucks so I can make it better.

    Finally, Beth, we have all lived throught he FCC trials. If Bomshel wants major radio airplay, they have to pay for it like everyone else.

  18. Rick
    February 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Wow, that’s pretty cool that Kristy O. herself dropped in to give us more details about the thoughts behind this song. Having the artists personally participate on a blog like The 9513 makes it a whole lot more interesting! (lol)

    I have an advance copy of the full original Bomshel album featuring Buffy and it kicks ass and is totally unique compared to any other female artists working in the mainstream country realm these days. Its a real shame Curb never released that album in any form as it truly deserved to see the light of day. I guess female artists apart from Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson aren’t allowed to rock on Top 40 country radio, which kinda sucks.

    Hey Kristy, I really regret now that your manager wouldn’t allow me to receive that DJ CD copy of “Cheater Cheater” at your L.A. concert last July (since it was never released to radio due to Joey + Rory beating you to the punch). I figured I’d pick one up on eBay but that didn’t happen. That would have made an awesome Bomshel collectible! Oh well…

  19. Stormy
    February 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    How do they compare to the female acts NOT in the mainstream?

  20. Rick
    February 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Well Stormy, I’ve never cared for Lucinda Williams and I really don’t pay much attention to Alt. Country and Americana artists that aren’t rooted in traditional country styles, so my pespective is very limited. Mainstream country gals that I like who tried to rock out and got slapped down by Top 40 country radio besides Bomshel include Shelly Fairchild (You Don’t Lie Here Any More), Kerry Harvick (Cowgirls), Amber Dotson (I Ain’t Your Momma), and Sarah Buxton’s label didn’t release “Cowboys” or “He Just Doesn’t Get It” for good reason. Its the male artists that get to mimic 80′s hair metal bands while radio prefers Celine Dion pop diva types for the ladies. What a load of horse manure….

    PS – There was one radio station in the Great Lakes region that supported the rockin’ anthem “Bomshel Stomp” and it made it to the # 1 spot on their playlist. Top 40 country radio listeners would respond to Bomshel if they just got the chance to hear them. You’d think the female listeners who dominate the Top 40 country radio listening audience would embrace a young “Girl Power” duo to counter balance stuff like Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl In It” dreck.

  21. Stormy
    February 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Top 40 country artists respond to Tay-tay.

  22. Bobby
    February 9, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Chris N, Just where did the BOMSHEL IN ALL CAPS meme start anyway?

  23. Chris N.
    February 9, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Old press releases from the duo in question invariably referred to them as BOMSHEL, in all caps. I found that inexplicably amusing, and so have continued to insist that it be continued. Perhaps now Kristy will hear my pleas.

  24. Jim Malec
    February 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    What I’m trying to say is basically this; Kristy O. and Kelley have worked so hard to get a meaningful message out there, representing girl’s around the world and what being a true ‘bomshel’ is all about.

    And that’s why I will never be able to take BOMSHEL seriously. Music should be made for the sake of making music. When the foundation of a person’s desire to make music widens to the point when the music is no longer as important as those things which surround it, the whole endeavor becomes little more than an advertisement for a particular point of view.

    Music that tries to be inspirational is very seldom inspiring.

  25. Karlie
    February 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I just can’t get past the name Bomshel. Is there a story behind it that makes it a little less “90′s pop girl group”?

  26. Kelly
    February 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    To Haley up near the top of this thread: I could write a song entitled, “I woke up and made my son some breakfast this morning after fixing my cup of coffee before going to work”. I could then have the song contain lyrics about fixing my son’s breakfast and spending time with him and then enjoying my cup a’ joe before heading off to work. Those lyrics are “real”, that title would be “honest”, but if I didnt have a great vocal performance and couldnt make they lyrics more interesting and gripping than what I stated above, then it wouldnt be a great song, regardles of how “real” or “honest” it is….

  27. jen
    February 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I think that if you did research and actually knew what the song was about and where it came from you wouldn’t be comparing it to “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”. This is a song about a real person that these two ladies had in their lives. Which is where they got the song idea and what the lyrics are about.

  28. Leeah
    February 19, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    If you don’t think making music is hard work you are crazy. Kristy does make music “for the sake of making music”. I’ve watched her play fiddle, though then it was considered violin since she was tiny. Music is both hard work and a joy. To even pretend otherwise is nieve. Kristy and Kelly both are incredible performers and wonderful people. Fight Like A Girl is absolutely one of my favorite songs. I would defend it and them to anyone on any day! They do deserve to get their break and I hope that this song does it. But no matter what they have a friend and fan for life in me! Kristy if you need someone to climb through the screen with you, count me in!

  29. Jim Malec
    February 19, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I get tired of artists complaining to me about negative reviews when the music being reviewed amounts to a gamble. Everyone involved in this song has to know that it is a gimmick. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t, but you can’t expect a neutral response from something like this. You take risks and you live or die by the consequences of those risks.

  30. Paula_W
    February 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    @ Jen – the listener is not supposed to have to do research on a song to decide whether they like it or not. They either like it or they dont. They either “get” what you’re trying to say or they dont. Period.

  31. Laura
    February 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for posting this song! I love “Fight Like a Girl”. I have been a Bomshel fan for a long time since they came out with “Bomshel Stomp” and watch them come to my hometown many times and my radio station supported them heavily. When Buffy left the group i was really disappointed but i understand the reason behind it. This is the first song that makes me think the new Bomshel might work and i hope they actually get a chance to release a cd!

  32. Lanx
    February 25, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    i think this is a great song, i think her voice is unique and i definitely agree about the t swift comparison. . this song applies to the out of high school crowd which is good and refreshing.i love it, it gives me confidence and anyone can apply it to the trials they are going through. … side note, i never look up new music or find songs i’ve heard on the radio but this one really hit me and i had to find it. great song :)

  33. A04971
    February 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I love this song.

    I think the author of this review might need to step back from the country music scene and take a good look in the mirror. I’ve been listening to country music as my primary genre for only a couple of my 40+ years but I’m a quick learner. I am already using “Fight Like a Girl” as an inspiration vehicle for my daughter.

    I had never heard of Bomshel before and don’t know what the “Bomshel Stomp” is. The only reason I’m even on this sight is because I was trying to find out who the lead singer of Bomshel is. As Randy Jackson would say “Kelley Shepard, you’re DA’BOMB”. I love your voice and will be looking forward to discovering more of your music. I can’t wait to see the video.

    Thank you,
    A new fan.

  34. cwaltz
    March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I love the song. I don’t think that people are going to see Cowboys don’t Cry in the same light(particularly when most of the song is sung by a masculine voice). I also relate to the second verse because women in a male dominated field do often end up dealing with a glass ceiling and the boys club. It is unfortunate but we still have folks like Larry Summers(finance guru Obama admin) who can’t seem to get past gender. The transition from worklife (glass ceiling) to personal life(cancer) seems a little awkward but I still think the song gets the job done in making its point. Personally, I LOVE that the song took a negative connatation and makes the listener address the fact that girls can be and often are as strong as their male counterparts. It’s a beautiful song and the message is wonderful regardless of whether its been done before. Furthermore, it isn’t like these gals aren’t the first to repeat a message and it isn’t like the country genre doesn’t have more than its share of male cliches(I got drunk and acted stupid) and I never hear anyone whining about those being repeats.

  35. lyndart
    March 20, 2009 at 11:27 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song & everything it says & represents. I have told all of my friends & co-workers about it. It was stumbled upon after a search for F.L.A.G., because my relay team sells shirts that say this on it & we can hardly keep up with the demand. This will now be our anthem!! It has wonderful lyrics & I don’t think it is compared to Cowgirls Don’t Cry. I wouldn’t have even thought of it, if I hadn’t read it. I really like the vocals, also. All I can say is I love this song & hope it becomes a video & I think if the public is able to hear it, they will LOVE it, too.

  36. MN
    March 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I am bummed that so many of you have negative feelings about this song. It gives me wonderful chills to listen to the lyrics and am glad to be hearing it be #1 on the radio. For those of you who don’t have anything decent to say, I hope that negativity gets you far in life.

  37. lyndart
    May 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I have to tell that I hounded my local radio DJ’s enough about this song &they are now playing it. Initially they said it isn’t getting very good reviews & I said Like the song says “Play that song” & let the people judge. They have been playing it & people love it & they are getting a lot of requests for it!! Hate to say I told ya so, but…….

  38. Sandy
    May 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I’m so amazed that people have such negative and jaded things to say about a song with such a positive and inspirational message. On top of that, to go on and attack the talent and soul of the artists themselves. This song is written and sang by two beautiful, talented and driven women.

    I’m confused why it was necessary to compare one song to another as if to say that “there isn’t room” or “i’ve head it before”… guess what… EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE… EVERY SONG HAS BEEN WRITTEN. That is reality. And besides that… the overall message of being strong and believing in yourself is great, no matter how many times it’s been done. After all… every song you hear on the radio is inspired by a song or tune that the artists and songwriters have heard before that inspired them.

    Why is it that people have no problem tearing apart a beautiful and inspirational song such as Fight LIke a Girl, probably mainly because it comes from a band which FORMERLY had a bad image or reputation sadly… considering the overall change and growth it has made… yet people will praise carbon copy songs from more established artists such as Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts where everything down to the instruments and overall theme and feel of the songs are noticeably the same over and over… and how many american soldier songs did Toby Keith put out… and how many people bought those CDs and LOVED those songs?! Everyone beats the dead horse sometimes… it’s the nature of the beast. But guess what.. it sells. Because people relate to it and they love it, even if they have heard it a million times before. It’s a formula… and it works.

    And finally… comparing Kelley Shepard and Ronnie Dunn?? C’mon… you’re just looking for things to fill space now… that’s just a silly comparison. Not because RD is Soooo superior in your opinion clearly… but because they are completely different sexes not to mention vocal styles… Do you really think KS went into the studio to record this song and thought “Look out Ronnie Dunn! I’m bout to show you up mister!”? Hahaha.

    Really now…

  39. John
    May 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    You obviously don’t know music if you hate this song.

  40. merlefan49
    May 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Sorry I agree with the review. I don’t like the song, vocals and the way overproduced arrangement.

  41. Nicolas
    May 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Its not half-bad imho, its okay but nothing ground-breaking for me =) but I have no problems with it

  42. Steph
    May 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE Fight Like a Girl by Bomshel. Kelley has an amazing voice and Kristy O is a great musician since she plays pretty much everything there is to play. This song is very relatable to many people, and to me. The emotions are real, raw and powerful. For those of you who have not yet seen them live, I suggest you go check them out when they are in your area, they are worth it. Bomshel is the bom dot com :)

  43. Mary
    May 30, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    This is a wonderful song and these two girls did a wonderful job of singing and performing it. To all of the negative comments: Where is your album? Yeah. Didn’t think so. Oh, and as for the comment about sounding “like LeAnne Rhimes, and not in a good way,” you suck, LeAnne kicks ass.

  44. Stormy
    May 30, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Maybe that’s the problem with their music–they’re girls. I’ll hold off listening until they decide to become women.

  45. merlefan49
    May 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    “Fight like a girl” is a slogan for breast cancer research so are they give any of the proceeds from digital downloads of the song?

    As far as me have an album out no I don’t, but that doesn’t me I can’t have an opinion of what I hear

  46. lyndart
    June 2, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Saw the video on CMT this am of Fight Like A Girl. I wasn’t crazy about the video, but still love the song-all of it. I am just glad to see it on TV, maybe this will help it to be heard more. I know that people will love the song when they hear it. Most people aren’t so critical of the instrumental portion & listen to the message of the words.

  47. Forrest
    June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    This is a good song. Bullshit this is ain’t interesting song. The writer just don’t know what music is.

  48. Stephen H.
    June 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I know what music is and I don’t think it’s a good song. However, with that second sentence there, I’m not sure if you know what English is.

  49. Forrest
    June 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Just don’t see how you think they are smilar. And in the south Ain’t is used a lot.

  50. Paul W Dennis
    June 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    AsI have said before, the minute someone descrbes something as “amazing”, I discount the value of the opinion by about 90%. Anyone who doesn’t know the meaning of amazing, can’t be expected to evaluate critically

  51. Forrest
    June 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Every time something new is out, some one has to bitch about it. If its a song and you don’t like it don’t listen to it. Simple.

  52. Leeann Ward
    June 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    If only it really was so simple.

  53. k
    June 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Leeann,

    It really IS that simple. If you don’t like a song, turn to one of the thousands of other country stations out there.
    Get an Ipod or something…

  54. Stephen H.
    June 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I don’t care about the “ain’t”, Forrest, but I commented on the “BS this is ain’t interesting song”. That sentence makes no sense. Ain’t substitutes for “is not,” not just “not.”

    Oh well, everything’s alri– all right (darn you, Darius Rucker).

  55. Nicolas
    June 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    ^ also darn you Jo Dee Messina, Terri Clark, and Deana Carter among probably another 20+ country artists who’ve had songs with the word “Alright” in it

  56. Nicolas
    June 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    … as if “alright” vs “all right” is really a big deal

  57. Stephen H.
    June 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I figured I’d only mention the most recent example since it sparked so much discussion. I stand by my refusal to accept the existence of “alright,” but that’s neither here nor there. As long as it doesn’t become pervasive in formal writing, I probably shouldn’t care.

    But that doesn’t relate to Bomshel. In regards to the change the station comment, that’s hard when in some areas there’s only one country station (such as when I lived in Chicago last year, just out of reach of Indiana’s WLJE). I’ve ended up listening to a lot of other formats whenever WUSN Chicago gets unbearable (which is about 80% of their playlist).

  58. Stephen H.
    June 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    (in response to Nicolas’ second comment, since I was typing message before it popped up here) Again, I only brought it up as something that was beaten to death on the site a few weeks back. It was a throwaway comment and not the focal point of the post, and like I said in my other post, I guess I just shouldn’t care.

  59. Ashley
    June 29, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I love this song and I love the way Bomshel sounds its different and the message is great…..

  60. ray
    July 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    you girls are the bomb. keep up the good work and I love the song I just played it my aunt,s funeral yesterday. and she did die of breast cancer.

    Thank you for the song Ray.

  61. Leeah
    July 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I agree Ray… I personally have been facing difficulty with my health for the last 4 years. This song reminds me to be strong to live my life to the fullest, to “give it hell” no reason I can’t enjoy my life, love my family and be strong inspite of my current difficulties. Sometimes reminders, like this song keep me going.

    As for not knowing the meaning of amazing, what touches one person doesn’t always touch others. It doesn’t mean that the person doesn’t understand the meaning of the word. What you feel is amazing may be ho hum for someone else… that’s what makes us individuals. Everyone has been through different things in their lives and what speaks to one might not speak to others but it doesn’t mean they are too stupid to know the meaning of the word amazing!
    To me… sunsets are amazing, love is amazing, kids are amazing… and a great song that touches my heart… as this one does, is amazing. Go Kristy and Kelly! You are amazing…

  62. David
    July 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    The author of this review wouldn’t know a good song if you it bite him on the butt. The singer sounds a little like Martina McBride. Either listen to it or don’t. Take care.

  63. catherine
    August 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Funny, all I can say is I never downloaded Dunn’s song, but I did this one, shared it with my best friend dying of cancer, posted it on facebook and now have it as my first running song on my journey to loose 120 pounds (half way there) and compete in a triathalon in June…. I would say that I would much rather hear a “girl” tell me how to fight like a “girl”…. not a feminist, married with children…. but totally get what they are saying!

  64. Janell in Phoenix
    September 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    To those of you that have decided to stay negative….. I just wish you could have seen them lastnight! They were great! I am so excited based on that performance lastnight that I have pre-ordered the cd thru walmart.com (set to release 10-20-09)for myself, sisters and friend! They are awesome and if you don’t like them or what they stand for, then don’t listen!! Everyone else loves Kristy and Kelley

  65. Grace
    October 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Kelly i love!!!!!!!!!!!! your music.P.S.has dhavy got in to trouble?

  66. BETH
    October 21, 2009 at 2:07 am

    People must LOVE it as much as I do. Their album also titled “Fight Like A Girl” debuted today, and has sold out at 4 stores already in the SLC area, as well as many many stores in various cities across the US.

    Kristy and Kelley really are incredible people, from the way they present themselves, the love they have for their fans, and writing great music (every song on the album was written by them with the exception of “Just A Girl” which was written by Mrs. Gwen Stefani). Fight Like A Girl, both the song and the album, are encouraging, uplifting, and powerful. I was able to witness one of their first shows after the single was released, and hearing the crowd sing back the song to them, was one of the most powerful experiences I have witnessed. (youtube it) Needless to say, Fight Like A Girl was very well recieved in my opinion.

    Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them.

  67. Regina George
    September 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

    When I first heard this song, i thought it was stupid, over done, and cliche. I also thought both of the girls were mid 30, good looking/hip/ kate and kacey/Mckinnley’s crossover-mom’s who something likee wrote together in high school and found a later strength to follow their dreams several years down the road after their lives were all settled. Turns out, their both under 30, the lead singer is like 22, and the chicks have worked their ass’s off to get where they are. This song is yea, a little cliche but it had a really good market with the breast cancer quotation, “fight like a girl” and the lyrics aren’t that bad. I think seeing someone live is a necessary to really judge or decide how artists are, i had the pleasure of seeing Bomshel at CMAfest and turns out they are extremely high energy and passionate about what they do. I’ve never seen any artist so excited to be on stage. They co-wrote this song which, in it’s self is rare on the recent country scene and they execute it well.. and it’s believable. long story short.. cut them some slack.

  68. Darla Glibbery
    December 16, 2012 at 12:50 am

    What the heck is this person talking about? This song is AWESOME! Whoever wrote this article seems to be jealous that he or she does not have a voice like Kelley Shepard. What I want to know is WHY is Taylor Swift played on the radio and these girls aren’t? Taylor, poor thing, CANNOT SING! Kelley’s voice is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The first time I heard this song on the radio, I thought “WOW!Who was THAT?Finally a female Contemporary Country Music vocalist with the vocal talent worthy of radio play!”

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