Halfway through June already! Sheesh, time is flying by! Hope all you fathers out there had a happy Father’s Day yesterday. Since it is Monday, that, of course, means music! This week’s theme is “Father’s Day Tribute,” of course! Let’s get this Father’s Day party started!  

Let’s start with this popular tune that will take you through all the stages of fatherhood, including the very beginning. The country superstar opens with the line: “I remember sayin’, ‘I don’t care either way, just as long as he or she is healthy, I’m okay.'”

The song comes from his album he’s said he looks back to who he became from a little boy on. He was quoted as saying:

“[You’ll see it in this song], which is about my son Huck and also this newest one [son Jasper Warren, born April 17, 2009]. It has a lot of funny lines in it: ‘I can see him right now, knees all skinned up with a magnifying glass trying to melt a Tonka truck.’”

In this song, he both worries and hopes that his oldest son, Huck, will grow up like he did.

“When you go and hear those words and think about, ‘probably climb a tree too tall, ride his bike too fast,’ it’s things that we did. I mean, ‘end up every summer wearing something in a cast, probably throw a ball and break some glass,’ who hasn’t done that? And all those things are just things that I did and my co-writers did.

And it’s pretty true to life, you know, in terms of both … all those things that I’m talking about that he does like ‘probably stay out too late, drive his car too fast,’ I kind of hope he does. Same with the ‘throw a ball,’ and you know, all of these are things that I’m equal parts a little bit scared of and hopeful that he actually also does them.”

Get ready for some goosebumps, here’s Brad Paisley with “Anything Like Me”:

My late dad garnered a love of fishing for me, we spent lots of time at rivers, lakes, and on a boat whiling away the hours fishing. This next artist is a doting father of five daughters, so with this song he sings about spending time with his girls. While the title may sound like ‘just a redneck thing,’ the artist was quoted as saying:

“It’s actually about a father going fishing with his little girl, and she thinks it’s just fishin’, but it’s about much more than that. As a father of daughters, it hit all the right buttons. I’ve taught all my girls to fish, and it’s about the lessons that you learn from teaching your children to fish. It’s the time that you spend together doing it. That’s what’s really important.”

The music video was filmed on this artist’s property south of Nashville and features his youngest daughter. He had put his other daughters in other videos and felt it was her turn to finally be in one.

Give a listen to Trace Adkins with “Just Fishin'”:

Next up is a song that feels as safe and secure as your father’s warm embrace, a lullaby inspired by this artist’s daughter. The singer has said that it conveys a crucial message to kids that “they are not alone” and will never be abandoned. The frequently covered song was written about this artist’s own daughter. A master of lyric and melody, he easily expresses the simple yet profound relationship between a parent and child in this bedtime lullaby.

This timeless and memorable song encapsulates the message of endless wishes and unconditional love that a parent feels for their child. As with this artist’s other songs, it manages to capture and combine the mystical beauty and finite reality of life.

Without further ado, here’s Billy Joel with “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”:

Last but certainly not least, this artist honors the memory of her late father, Jim Moore, in this emotional ballad. When this song was released, the Grammy winner introduced it and its powerful lyric video, which features home video footage of her and her dad over the years, on Instagram on Valentine’s Day.

“Sometimes love leaves us too soon. On Valentine’s Day — I cherish the love I have that I can touch — and the love I have in my heart for those who have gone on to the next adventure. This one’s for you, Daddy Sir. #HeWasMyFirstValentine.”

In a voice-over on the video, the artist’s dad can be heard explaining why he filmed so many of the family’s special moments:

“I thought it would be nice if you had some memories of how it all began and where you all came from, and some of the memories through the years.”

Throwback images of his famous daughter, whom he refers to by her real name, Alecia, flash on the screen. The images show several of the artist’s school photos from childhood through adolescence and also include images of her celebrating her first birthday.

Get ready for more goosebumps (and you might want to grab a tissue), here’s the inimitable P!nk with “When I Get There”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!

Now, onto the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: Photobucket

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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7 Comments

  1. I cannot believe that we both chose the Trace Adkins song this week. I have spent time with a fishing pole with my daughter, three granddaughters, and grandson. We had more fun at the lake on my bass boat than almost anywhere else on earth. Precious memories.

  2. I love Trace Adkins voice and I certainly understand the sentiments behind his song. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing some fabulous songs about Dad. Have a boogietastic week, Stacy!

  3. You picked some great songs, especially Pink’s and Billy Joel’s. I so enjoyed those home movies Pink’s father made. Cancer sucks.