American Idol season 20 finalist and country singer HunterGirl released her single, "Red Bird" on May 13, and she revealed the backstory behind the song that inspired her to write it.

Before her American Idol experience, she was a music therapist who worked with veterans to turn their war experiences into songs.

HunterGirl's Nashville audition impressed the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan so much that they awarded her one of the three platinum tickets of the season.

HunterGirl has since sailed through the competition with her authentic country performances, including her original song, "Heartbreak Down,"

She said that the day after the American Idol episode aired, she went back to Nashville to write "Red Bird" with her two friends, Austin and Matt.

HunterGirl shared, "This is a song that is from my heart. I hope that this song can help someone like it helped me when I wrote it."

American Idol season 20 finalist HunterGirl has been a frontrunner to win the competition since her audition because of her musical talent and artistry.

The song is currently climbing to the top of the charts. Whether or not HunterGirl takes home the American Idol crown, she has already won.