Kelleigh Bannen’s powerful single, “Church Clothes,” is about a couple that disguises their failing relationship by getting dressed up and going to church together. When Kelleigh initially heard the tune—which was co-penned by Liz Rose and Nicolle Galyon—she was struck with how brave the song was.
“It’s specifically about this couple that’s getting dressed and ready to go to church and what they’re hiding, which is that their marriage is falling apart,” said Kelleigh to Nash Country Daily. “You don’t really know what happens to this couple. That’s one of the things I really like about this song. Then there’s this other layer. Your church clothes can be a metaphor for all kinds of ways that we’re hiding or covering up—and not in like an ugly way necessarily—just in a fear of what would people think or what would people say.”
Watch Kelleigh step on the hallowed Grand Ole Opry circle and perform “Church Clothes,” accompanied by a single acoustic guitar.