Country Songs For or About Dads and Their Daughters


Over the years, there have been a lot of country father daughter songs written. Of course, there are a ton of songs for the father daughter dance at weddings. But there are a very large variety of songs out there about dads and daughters in general, written in a variety of formats.

I believe the most common format for the best father daughter songs has been country music. That is not to say there are not a great deal of tunes relating to dads and their daughters in many other genres, I just happen to believe that country music, both modern day and classic, is a favorite when it comes to songs that can be gut wrenching, or heart warming. And I’m not sure how you feel, but I know that those are two emotions that come to mind when I reflect on the times I have had in raising my daughters.

Here I will attempt to assemble a complete list of country father daughter songs. I am only one person, however. So please feel free to add to this list using the Song Submission form.

These songs are in no particular order as of yet. As time goes by, however, and the list grows longer (hopefully with a lot of help from you, the visitor), I will sort them out to the best of my ability in a manner that I think will work best for the songs listed.

There Goes My Life

Living Life

“There Goes My Life” is a song by Kenny Chesney. It’s the first single released from his 2004 album When the Sun Goes Down. The song spent seven consecutive weeks at number one in late December 2003 and January 2004.

The song debuted at #46 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated October 25, 2003. It then went on to spend twenty weeks on that chart, climbing to number one on December 20, 2003. It remained at the number one spot for seven straight weeks. It also peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This is another one of those country songs that can put a lump in your throat, particularly if you have been in this situation, as many people have. It is sung from the point of view of a high school football star who is devastated to find out that his girlfriend is pregnant. He tells us that his dreams of “hanging out on the coast” are long gone and that he is just a kid himself. “How am I going to raise one?” He quickly changes his perspective, however, and by the song’s end, when he is packing up his daughter to head off for the west coast, he is even more devastated than in the beginning.

I love this song! It is another example of a song that I probably wouldn’t have thought a whole lot about before I had my own daughters, but now that I do, I can completely relate.