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20 Best Country Father’s Day Songs – Eric’s Picks

A lot of people will tell you that country music is all about “mama songs,” but it’s really a lot easier to find “daddy songs.”  Theres songs about the special ways a dad shows love, songs about how a dad feels about his daughter or son, and even songs about dads being thrown into mom’s shoes.  This Father’s Day, I’m happy to present my picks for the best Father’s Day songs.

20) Keep It Between the Lines by Ricky Van Shelton

Ricky Van Shelton
Amazon.com

And I said daddy oh daddy are you sure I know how/Are you sure that I’m ready to drive this car now/He said, ‘I’m right here beside you and you’re gonna do fine/All you gotta do it keep it between the lines.

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19) The Greatest Man I Never Knew by Reba McEntire

Reba
Kevin Winter / Getty Images

The greatest man I never knew/Lived just down the hall/And everyday we said hello/But never touched at all/He was in his paper/I was in my room/How was I to know he thought I hung the moon

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18 ) Daddy’s Hands by Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn
Amazon.com

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin’/Daddy’s hands were hard as steel when I’d done wrong/Daddy’s hands, weren’t always gentle/But I’ve come to understand/There was always love in Daddy’s hands

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17) I Loved Her First by Heartland

Heartland
Ethan Miller / Getty Images

But I loved her first and I held her first/And a place in my heart will always be hers/From the first breath she breathed/When she first smiled at me/I knew the love of a father runs deep/And I prayed that she’d find you someday/But its still hard to give her away/I loved her first

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16) The Best Day by George Strait

George Strait
Ethan Miller Getty Images

Dad, this could be the best day of my life./I’ve been dreamin’ day and night about the fun we’ll have./Just me and you doin’ what I’ve always wanted to./I’m the luckiest boy alive,This is the best day of my life.

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15) Drive (For Daddy Gene) by Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson and Family
Valerie Macon / Getty Images

It was just an old plywood boat/With a 75 Johnson with electric choke/A young boy two hands on the wheel/I can’t replace the way it made me feel/And I would turn her sharp/And I would make it whine/He’d say, “You can’t beat the way a old wood boat rides”/Just a little lake cross the Alabama line/But I was king of the ocean/When Daddy let me drive

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14) Tough Little Boys by Gary Allan

Gary Allan

Well I didn’t cry, when Old Yeller died/At least not in front of my friends/But when tough little boys grow up to be dads/They turn into big babies again

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13) Just Fishin’ by Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins
Rick Diamond / Getty Images

She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout/What’s really goin’ on right now/But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in/And she thinks we’re just fishin’

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12) He Didn’t Have to Be by Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley
Mark Wilson / Getty Images

And then all of a sudden/Oh, it seemed so strange to me/How we went from something’s missing/To a family/Lookin’ back all I can say/About all the things he did for me/Is I hope I’m at least half the dad/That he didn’t have to be

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11) To A Sleeping Beauty by Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean
Amazon.com

I have a secret that I’ve Never told you, sleeping beauty/You’re goin’ on a very excitin’ trip/You’ll travel from yesterday all the way to tomorrow/It’s a rapid journey and you’ll travel light/Leavin’ behind your measles, mumps/Freckles, bumps, bubblegum and me

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10) You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins
Brad Barket/Getty Images

You’re gonna miss this/You’re gonna want this back/You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast/These Are Some Good Times/So take a good look around/You may not know it now/But you’re gonna miss this

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9) Daddy’s Girl by Red Sovine

Daddy’s Girl, Daddy’s Girl,/I’m the center of Daddy’s world./I know I’m Daddy’s number one,/For he loves me like I was his son. Daddy’s Girl

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8 ) There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney
Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Mamma’s waitin’ to tuck her in/As she fumbles up those stairs/She smiles back at him/Draggin’ that teddy bear sleep tight/Blue eyes and bouncin’ curls/He smiles/”There goes my life/There goes my future my everything/I love you Daddy good night/There goes my life”

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7) Mr. Mom by Lonestar

Lonestar
Amazon.com

Pampers melt in a Maytag dryer/Crayons go up one drawer higher/Rewind Barney for the fifteenth time/Breakfast six, naps at nine/There’s bubble gum in the baby’s hair/Sweet potatoes in my lazy chair/Been crazy all day long and it’s only Monday/Mr. Mom

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6) That’s My Job by Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty
Amazon.com

And I said, “Daddy, I’m so afraid/How will I go on, with you gone that way?/Don’t wanna cry anymore so may I stay with you?”/And he said, “That’s my job, that’s what I do/Everything I do is because of you/To keep you safe with me, that’s my job, you see”

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5) It Won’t Be Like This For Long by Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker
Roger Kisby / Getty Images

It wont be like this for long/One day soon we’ll look back laughin’/At the week we brought her home/This phase is gonna fly by/So baby just hold on/It wont be like this for long

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4) Love Without End, Amen by George Strait

Strait
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

And he said, “Let me tell you a secret about a father’s love,/A secret that my daddy said was just between us.”/He said, “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then./It’s a love without end, amen, it’s a love without end, amen.”

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3) Watching You by Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins and Elijah
Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

He said I’ve been watching you dad, ain’t that cool/I’m your buckaroo, I wanna be like you/And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are/We got cowboy boots and camo pants/Yeah we’re just alike, hey ain’t we dad
I wanna do everything you do/So I’ve been watching you

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2) A Father’s Love by Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington
Rick Diamond / Getty Images

He checked the air in my tires/The belts and all the spark plug wires/Said “When the hell’s the last time/”You had this oil changed”/And as I pulled out the drive/He said “Be sure and call your mom sometime”/And I didn’t hear it then/But I hear it now/He was saying “I love you”/The only way he knew how

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1) My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images

You’re beautiful baby from the outside in./Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again./Go on, take on this whole world./But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl.

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I hope you enjoy this list.  Please let me know any songs I missed that you love!  Happy Father’s Day!

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