Daily Top Five: Father’s Day

alan-jackson-driveRegular posts, including single reviews, will begin again tomorrow.

In the meantime, today’s Daily Top Five is perfect for the day in question.

What are your five favorite country songs about being a dad?

It can be the experience of being the father or being the child, or just songs that you like that don’t bear much relation to your actual relationship with your father or your child.

Here’s my list:

  1. Sawyer Brown, “The Walk”
  2. Reba McEntire, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”
  3. Alan Jackson, “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
  4. Loretta Lynn, “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy”
  5. Doug Supernaw, “I Don’t Call Him Daddy”


  1. 1. Conway Twitty, “That’s My Job”
    2. Ricky Van Shelton, “Keep It Between the Lines”
    3. Sawyer Brown, “The Walk”
    4. vince Gill, “The Key to Life”
    5. Reba McEntire, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”

  2. 1. Confederate Railroad, “Daddy Never Was The Cadallic Kind”
    2. Emmylou Harris, “To Daddy”
    3. George Strait, “The Best Day” and “Love Without End, Amen”
    4. Toby Keith, “Who’s That Man”
    5. Zac Brown Band, “Highway 20 Ride”
    BONUS: Alabama or Linda Davis, “In Pictures”

  3. 1. Drive – Alan Jackson
    2. So Much Like My Dad – George Strait
    3. Love Without End, Amen – George Strait
    4. He Didn’t Have to Be – Brad Paisley
    5. Anything Like Me – Brad Paisley

  4. 1. When She Smiled at Him – Suzy Bogguss
    2. How Much Do You Love Me – John Berry
    3. Song for Dad – Keith Urban
    4. Til I Was a Daddy Too – Tracy Lawrence
    5. Daddies and Daughters – Lee Roy Parnell

  5. My five:

    1. DON’T CRY DADDY–Elvis Presley
    2. TO DADDY–Emmylou Harris (by way of Dolly Parton)
    3. CAT’S IN THE CRADLE–Harry Chapin
    4. THAT’S MY JOB–Conway Twitty
    5. MY BOY–Elvis Presley

  6. He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley
    Silver-haired Daddy of Mine- Gene Autry
    They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy -Loretta Lynn
    Daddy – Donna Fargo
    Daddy Frank – Merle Haggard

  7. 1. A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How) -Bucky Covington
    2. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore -Chris Stapleton
    3. One Wing in the Fire -Trent Tomlinson
    4. The Walk -Sawyer Brown
    5. Best Seat in the House -LoCash

  8. How has no one mentioned “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Allan yet?! Came to mind immediately.

    Also…looking forward to the return of single and album reviews. I’ve been sorely missing those.

  9. “Thats my Job” Conway Twitty
    “Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind”
    “Drive for Daddy Gene”
    “Love Without End Amen”
    “Dadddy’s Hands”

    Bonuses, because Daddy can be such a hard job sometimes.

    “Alyssa Lies”
    “I dont Call Him Daddy”

  10. I, too, find it interesting how long it took for “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn to be named by a responder. In today’s politically correct world, I wonder if such a song, which positively alludes to childhood spankings (as touching as this classic song may be), would ever make it on the air waves. Could be a fascinating topic to cover . . . .

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