Little Big Town have shared a poignant music video for their new song "The Daughters," creating a story line that delves more deeply into the message behind the ballad. Press play above to watch.

In the clip, viewers follow the day in the life of a young girl growing up in various decades. The same lead actress portrays a high schooler in the 1950s, the 1980s and today. Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild -- who co-wrote the track with Sean McConnell and Ashley Ray -- explains to CMT that the song was written as a message of hope for the future.

"This song is about the laundry list of expectations and longstanding traditions that are place on women," Fairchild says. "It's about equality. It's about hope for our children and what their view of the world will be. It's not about a lack of believing in God, or God's love for girls."

As parents themselves, all four band members have a personal stake in creating a more equal future: "It's incredibly important to me that my daughters know and believe that whatever they dream up is possible," says Kimberly Schlapman. "I want them to feel empowered, supportive, confident and free to achieve whatever their passions might be. This song represents all of that."

Although the "The Daughters" music video doesn't shy away from the reality of the societal expectations women face, it ends on a hopeful note, with an empowering twist at the end of the story. The video includes shots of the band singing against a backdrop of ballet dancers, who also appeared when the group debuted "The Daughters" live at the 2019 ACM Awards.

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