One of the people who I look up to most is my dad and if I can become half the man he is then I know that I will make it in this world. Speaking from my own experience my dad taught me things that my mom never could have. Country music has a lot to say about dads and how they teach their kids. In addition, Country music speaks to the uglier parts of fatherhood like divorce and absenteeism, and the love as well as the fear that comes with raising a child.
The ten songs on this list were chosen to represent different aspects of fatherhood. In addition, each song has some sort of lesson or moral in regards to being a father.
Richard Leigh, Layng Martine Jr. The majority of Country songs about dads are from the perspective of sons because the majority of Country Music artists are male, but in this classic by Reba McEntire we get the perspective of a daughter growing up with an emotionally unavailable father.
So, fathers, while showing love by providing financially for a family is important, some dads might forget to tell their kids that they love them. In the second geographic heartbreak song of the list, based on the experiences of one of the band members, this father talks to his kids on the phone as he is on the road.
Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace Navigating a divorce with children is tough, and getting back on the market and dating with kids can be just as hard. In this moving song Brad Paisley sings from the perspective of a son who learned to become a man with the help of his step-dad.
Every father reminisces to when their child was small and they were were the hero in their lives. Being a father is preparing your kids for the world and feeling a little heartbroken when they are ready to go. Dean Dillon, Carson Chamberlain Some of my best memories were made with my dad — from playing baseball with him to learning to shoot a gun and drive a car. This song does an excellent job of showing how fathers can prepare their children for life through experiences.
When the father asks his son where he learned these things the son replies with the chorus mentioned earlier. While growing up comes with dreams and trouble, heartbreak and mistakes, in order be ready for the world kids to experience things like their father before them did. Being a dad might be one of the hardest, best, scariest, and most fulfilling job there is.
Kids look up to them as examples and go to them for support, and whether or not dads realize kids become a little like their fathers in one way or another.