With families everywhere celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday (June 21), now is the perfect time to celebrate dad and the bond that’s shared with him. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of 7 songs that are perfect for Dad this Father’s Day. Check out the list below.
Brett Young – “Lady”
“‘Lady’ is easily one of the most special songs I’ve ever written,” Young said. “I always knew I would want to write songs for my children, but didn’t realize the inspiration would come so quickly before my daughter was even born. It’s a message to Presley about her mom and it became a pretty obvious choice for my first single in a new chapter of music. It’s so meaningful to Taylor and I, and I hope it resonates in a similar way for anyone who listens.”
Kane Brown – “For My Daughter”
“I wrote this song when I found out we were officially going to become parents. I meant every word, and cannot wait to watch her grow up,” Brown shared about “For My Daughter.”
Lee Brice – “Boy”
“The song is great, but that song reminded me of my daddy. And now, as a daddy, I realize how hard he was trying to teach me things that he wanted me to learn for me, not for him. He wanted me to learn these things so that I could be ahead in life, so that I could be ahead in life in joy, and so I could be ahead in life at not having to work so hard and learn all these lessons the hard way. So now I’m trying to teach my kids, and they aren’t listening to me. They don’t know that I’m trying to help — [that] it’s all about them. So the connection between my daddy and myself, and now myself and my sons, that is what makes “Boy,” the song, so special … I have yet to get through it onstage without breaking down,” Brice told The Boot about the song.
Brantley Gilbert – “Man That Hung The Moon”
“There was a time in my life where I’m not necessarily proud of the man I was,” Gilbert shares. “I want our children to have a song where they can hear my voice say ‘I love you’ and acknowledges that there’s going to come a time when they figure out I’m not a ‘super hero.’ I’m human; I’ve made mistakes. And I’ll make a lot more, but there’s a man who really did hang the moon, who’s got your back and always will, and if I’ve done my job as a father, they’ll know that truth.”
Gilbert wrote “Man That Hung The Moon” at their home in one sitting. “We had actually just found out that we were pregnant with our second, a baby girl due this September, the day I wrote this song. I sat down to write them a letter, but I’m a songwriter first so I ended up with this song.”
Zac Brown Band – “The Man Who Loves You The Most”
“Since we can’t tour, this is the first time in years I’ve been able to spend an extended period of time at home with my kids. I’m blessed with four incredible daughters, this song is a constant reminder that their dad loves them unconditionally,” said Brown. “We miss connecting with everyone out on the road, but we are lucky to be able to create and share new music in the meantime and hope our fans enjoy this beautiful reminder of the importance of family.”
Luke Bryan – “Build Me A Daddy”
“I’ve played this song for a lot of my hardcore buddies and it chokes them up. I think that’s the beauty of country music, to really make you feel emotional,” Bryan said in a tweet about the song.
“There are people out there who are going to really, really relate to this song and it’s going to affect them in a beautiful way,” said Bryan about the new song.
Jake Hoot – “Best Job I Ever Had”
“Without a doubt, being a dad is the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever had, so writing this song was easy because it resonated so close to home,” Hoot explained about the song in a press release.