Father’s Day is Sunday, so Country Music Nation put together a list of their “10 Most Memorable Country Songs That Celebrate Dads.” It’s in no particular order, and most are relatively recent. Here it is:
1. “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”, Darius Rucker
2. “Song for Dad”, Keith Urban
3. “He Didn’t Have to Be”, Brad Paisley
4. “Daddy’s Hands”, Holly Dunn
5. “My Old Man”, Zac Brown Band
6. “Watching You”, Rodney Atkins
7. “Love Without End, Amen”, George Strait
8. “Just Fishin'”, Trace Adkins
9. “Drive”, Alan Jackson
10. “That’s My Job”, Conway Twitty
(You can read write-ups and check out audio of each song, here. It’s in a slideshow.)
This year’s Farm Aid will be held September 16th in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Performers include Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, and Blackberry Smoke . . . along with board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. Grab details at FarmAid.org.
LUKE COMBS’ “This One’s For You” has reached #1 on “Billboard’s” Top Country Albums chart. It’s a big deal and it’s not lost on him. He says, quote, “I’m just super thankful to have the debut go number one. I hear not a lot of people get to do that so I’m thankful to be in the club.”
GARTH BROOKS gave a guitar to a super fan in the crowd who was holding up a sign that read, “You are the reason I play guitar.” Turns out they play the same brand, so Garth gave him an upgrade by taking off his and handing it over.
In case you didn’t see this: BLAKE SHELTON found out that he’s a distant cousin of CNN anchor ROBIN MEADE. They share a third great-granddad, which makes them fourth cousins. (Video)