10 Awesome Country Songs about Dads
Dads are a special breed. They’ve been the ones to teach us morals, how to throw a football without hurting someone, and how to clean the barbecue without damaging anything. They’ve undoubtedly been the ones to show us, love. The roles that dads play in our lives are both influential and unbelievable. There are many songs about dads, and today we’re going to look at 10 of the best country songs about dads. Let’s get started.
10. Drive (For Daddy Gene) – (Alan Jackson)
This song is about a grown man who remembers his childhood years. His father taught him how to sail a boat and drive an old ford track. The feelings he experienced at that time are still fresh to the day. He decided to keep the boat and the track as part of history, no matter how old they were. This song was released in 2000, reaching twelfth position on the Billboard Hot 100 Country charts. According to Spinditty, this song has received numerous nominations, including the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, among many others. This song has received the award for the Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year.
9. He Didn’t Have to Be (Brad Paisley)
This song is a tribute to stepdads who take responsibility for their children without feeling like they have to do it. It is a thank you for everything they have done to spend time with them and treat them like they were their biological fathers. This song was released in 1999 and did very well, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. It was the lead single in the album Who Needs Pictures. This song has been nominated for Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, the Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, and many others. The song has been featured in several movies and T.V. shows like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and The O.C., among others.
8. Daddy’s Hands (Holly Dunn)
Released in 1986, Daddy’s Hands is a song about a daughter who remembers her Dad. She remembers how her Dad’s hands were gentle when holding her and tough when correcting her. She remembers how handy her daddy was while working and appreciates everything he has done for her. This song was the lead single in the self-titled album Holly Dunn. It was an instant hit that reached number eighteen on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. This song has been nominated for several awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, among others. It has also been featured as a soundtrack in several movies and T.V. shows, including Murphy Brown, and Oprah Winfrey Show, among others.
7. Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
Butterfly Kisses is a song about a dad who loves his daughter very much. He remembers how she was born, and now she is celebrating her sixteenth birthday. It was released in 1995 and was one of the hit songs in the album Simply Bob Carlisle. It received the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. This song has been used as a soundtrack in several films and films like The United States of Tara, The Joy Luck Club, and You’ve Got Mail, among others.
6. My Last Name (Dierks Bentley)
My Last Name is a song by a dad who explains to his son his lineage and the weight his last name carries. He tells his son that his grandfather fought in the world war and did not come back, but he still honors him with the utmost respect. According to Country Thang Daily, this song was released in 2003 and was the lead single in the self-titled album Dierks Bentley. This song did well, reaching number nine on the billboard hot country songs.
5. Mr. Mom (Lonestar)
This song is about a dad who plays the role of a father and a mother to his child. This song was released in 2004 as the lead track in the album Let’s Be Us Again. The song did well, reaching number thirty-six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. It has been used in many films, and T.V. shows like Cold Case, among others.
4. Song for Dad (Keith Urban)
This song is about a man who remembers his Dad and how he used to love their mom and kept the family together. He was the pillar of the family, and now he is gone. It is a song that shows the importance of having a father at home. It was released in 2002 and was the lead single in the album Golden Road. This song did excellently, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. It has been used as a soundtrack in several movies and T.V. shows like Disney’s Camp Rock, among others.
3. The Best Day (George Strait)
The Best Day is a country song about a father and son who are enjoying camping together. They are enjoying a holiday together, and that makes the son extremely happy. This song was released in 2000 and was one of the hit songs from the album Latest Greatest Straitest Hits. This song has been used as a soundtrack in several films and movies, including Pearl Harbor, The Apostle, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, among others.
2. Tough Little Boys (Gary Allan)
Released in 2003, Tough Little Boys is a song about a man who remembers his father and how he toughened him up. It is a song that shows how fathers play a critical role in raising young men. This song was the lead single in the self-titled album Gary Allan. This song did very well, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. This song has been used in several films, and T.V. shows like The Mentalist, among others.
1. That’s My Job (Conway Twitty)
This song is about a son who is worried that his father is about to go on a journey. His Dad tells him that he has to go so that he can give him a better life. This song was released in 1987 and did well, reaching number twenty-nine on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. It was the lead song in the album Borderline. This song has been used in several films and T.V. shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, among others.
A wonderful list! Possible honorable mentions could be “I Don’t Call Him Daddy” by Doug Supernaw and “Love Without End, Amen” by George Strait.