25 Best Country Songs About Daughters

Best Country Songs About Daughters

Having a child is a memorable experience that has been the inspiration for many beautiful, tear-jerking country songs. Your baby girl, the one who wrapped her little hand around your finger, that's who these songs make you think about.

These are some of the best country songs about daughters from past to present; let's get to it!  

1. “I Loved Her First” By Heartland

Song Year: 2006

This is a song that resonates with loving fathers who adore their daughters. Written by Elliott Park and Walt Alridge, “I Loved Her First” is a heartfelt story about a father giving his daughter away to her romantic partner. However, the song serves as a reminder that he was the first to hold and care for her unconditionally, and he will always be there for her.

2. “Daddy's Little Girl” By Kippi Brannon

Song Year: 1997

This wholesome song has become a very popular choice for father-daughter dances. “Daddy's Little Girl” was penned by Angela Kaset, Stan Webb, and Slaughter Walker and expressed a genuine love from the father for his daughter.

The song speaks of a girl walking down the aisle and transforming into a woman, and as she does so, the realization that she will no longer be daddy's little girl sets in.

3. “In My Daughter's Eyes” By Martina McBride

Song Year: 2003

“In My Daughter's Eyes” is a song about the love shared between a mother and a daughter. James T. Slater wrote this song, which told of the healing powers of love and how her daughter's love was her salvation in many ways.

Furthermore, their relationship changed the mother for the better, and she hopes her daughter will one day realize how happy she makes her.

4. “Butterfly Kisses” By Bob Carlisle

Song Year: 1995

“Butterfly Kisses” is a lovely song dedicated to Brooke Carlisle, daughter of Bob Carlisle. His daughter was on the verge of turning 16 during the time, and he began to realize that she would be leaving home in just a few years. This song perfectly embodies a father's love for his daughter and how difficult it can be to let her go.

5. “For My Daughter” By Kane Brown

Song Year: 2018

Brown's upbringing heavily influenced this passionate song penned by Kane Brown. As a child, Kane grew up without his father, which greatly affected him. The song is a commitment to his daughter that she never has to worry about not having him. Brown publicly stated that he meant each word and couldn't wait to be there for all her milestones.

6. “You'll Always Be My Baby” By Alan Jackson

Song Year: 2021

Alan Jackson seemingly drew from his own life to capture the lyrics and essence of “You'll Always Be My Baby.” This conclusion is even more likely when you consider that he has three daughters himself.

This song is about a father being nostalgic about the days of watching his daughter grow up from her first words to her first steps. This song is one of the best father-daughter dance songs.

7. “It Won't Be Like This for Long” By Darius Rucker

Song Year: 2008

“It Won't Be Like This For Long” is a beautiful song written by Rucker, Chris Dubois, and Ashley Gorley. The song is about his daughters and highlights the fact that they are growing up fast.

The song tells the story of a father who meditates on all the sleepless nights spent caring for his daughter and all the fun and funny times as well. Now he wants to hold on to these precious moments because he knows they're fleeting, and once they're gone, they'll be gone forever.

8. “My Little Girl” By Tim McGraw

Song Year: 2006

“My Little Girl” is another song about a loving father who is smitten with his daughter, and Tim McGraw is fortunate to have been blessed with three of them. He co-wrote this song with Tom Douglas. This song is about a father reminding his daughter that she will always be his little girl no matter what.

9. “My Wish” By Rascal Flatts

Song Year: 2006

“My Wish” has often been mistaken for a song written for a son. However, this song was actually dedicated to Justine, Jeffrey Steele's daughter.

This song illustrates a father's undying love for his daughter and that he'll be behind her no matter what she chooses to do in her life. Ultimately, he will always think about her wherever she wanders.

10. “There Goes My Life” By Kenny Chesney

Song Year: 2004

This song confronts the raw emotions one may feel when in an unplanned and unexpected situation. “There Goes My Life” is about a man who thinks he's ruined his life because he must care for another person. However, as the song develops, he soon realizes that his life revolves around his love for his daughter.

11. “You Can't Lose Me” By Faith Hill

Song Year: 1995

This heartfelt song is from the daughter's perspective. However, it speaks of her mom's love for her and traces back from her earliest memories until the present day.

She talks about how she only had her mom for support and how she motivated her and dared her to do things that she was afraid to do alone. The song speaks about how her mom encouraged her to pursue her dreams and find her purpose in life.

12. “Ready, Set, Don't Go” By Billy Ray Cyrus

Song Year: 2007

“Ready, Set, Don't Go” is a song that expresses Billy Ray Cyrus' feelings for his daughter Miley Cyrus. He is ambivalent about her moving from Nashville to Los Angeles to star in Disney's hit show, Hannah Montana. He wants her to be successful and achieve her dreams, but he will miss her dearly.

13. “Just Fishin'” By Trace Adkins

Song Year: 2011

“Just Fishin'” is a song penned by Trace Adkins, and it's about a father teaching his girls how to fish. It turns out that fishing was more than just fishing. While out, life lessons were learned, and valuable time was spent together. Their fun and good times were more important than the actual fishing.

14. “You're Gonna Miss This” By Trace Adkins

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Song Year: 2007

“You're Gonna Miss This” is about a woman who goes through different stages in her life, like going to school, becoming a married woman, and having children of her own. The message is telling the daughter not to try to rush things, as eventually, she'll get to a point where she'll miss these days.

15. “Lady” By Brett Young

Song Year: 2020

Brett Young is singing about how much he loves his daughter, baby Presley. He also conveys how much he admires and loves her mom, who he says will be the perfect role model to teach Presley how to be a lady.

Young starts the first verse singing about the first time he could hear his daughter's heartbeat when his wife was eight weeks pregnant. He wrote this tribute before his daughter was born.

16. “Stealing Cinderella” By Chuck Wicks

Song Year: 2008

“Stealing Cinderella” is about how a guy meets the perfect girl and understands that he has to ask for her hand in marriage by getting her dad's approval.

It's the type of song that can make dads think about that dreaded day when they must let their baby girl's hand go.

17. “Dads And Daughters” By MaRynn Taylor

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Being a daddy's girl is a special bond between a daughter and her father, and MaRynn Taylor makes sure we know how much her dad means to her. In the video for this song, there's actual footage from home videos of her and her dad when she was younger.

The song talks about a daughter that loves her dad and the relationship they share. What makes it even better is that she wrote it as a gift to her father, who also wrote a song for her when she was little. Get ready to grab a tissue!

18. “A Letter to My Daughter” By Kerri Brown

Song Year: 2020

Kerri Brown made this beautiful song about how she adores her daughter and wants time to slow down so she can take in all the special moments while they're here.

One minute you're changing diapers, the next, you're cheering at graduation, and before you know it, they're off chasing their dreams. Scents, smiles, hugs, it all brings tears to Brown's eyes as she declares her daughter to be the best part of her.

19. “I Hope You Dance” By Lee Ann Womack

Song Year: 2000

If you've never heard this classic song, you've been under a rock! “I Hope You Dance” is a country classic from Lee Ann Womack, who had two little girls of her own. With this melodic tune, you find yourself whisking your little girl around the room, encouraging her to take chances in life.

The song is a wish for your girl to love and be loved hard and always shine bright as they go through the ups and downs of life. This song is timeless and carries a beautiful message for your daughter.

20. “The Best Part of Me” By Lee Brice

Song Year: 2017

Lee Brice lets us into how he felt when his little girl Trulee was born. As many moms and dads feel, your kid, in this case, your daughter, brings out the best parts of you.

There may be traits about yourself that you don't like and things you've said and done that you're not happy to admit. Yet and still, your little girl is a bright spot that is indeed the best part of you.

21. “Baby Girl” By Sugarland

Song Year: 2003

“Baby Girl” describes the story of a daughter who chose to leave home to pursue her dreams. She didn't get very far in her pursuit initially, barely making a living.

However, she wanted to make her parents proud, so she kept pushing, eventually achieving her dreams. They turned out to be nothing in comparison to her parent's love, which was supposed to illustrate how special a role our parents play in our lives.

22. “Handprints on the Wall” By Kenny Rogers

Song Year: 2003

Kenny Rogers hits home with this song, which talks about how he recalls watching his daughter grow up and seeing some of her “firsts.”

He talks about how happy he was when she was born and how she could stay young forever, and he wouldn't mind, and she could leave handprints on the wall as a reminder of all the good times when she was a little one.

23. “I'll Be” By Reba McEntire

Song Year: 1999

Reba sings about the unconditional support for children any parent can relate to. She tells her daughter that she’ll be there to pick her up whenever life knocks her down.

Based on the lyrics and the music video, the song seems to be for a daughter. However, many people interpret the words to be for any loved one.

24. “Daughters” By John Mayer

Song Year: 2004

In “Daughters,” Mayer echoes the idea that the amount of involvement and love a daughter gets from her dad is the type they show to men who want to date them later. He calls out the dads of the world to take their roles seriously.

The song implies that fathers should show their daughters the correct way a man should treat them so they can accept love from a good man when they get older.

25. “Diamonds and Daughters” By Aaron Watson

Song Year: 2017

“Diamonds and Daughters” is a wonderful song with a sweet melody. Watson sings about how he found the most incredible fortune when his daughter was born. The way he loves her and the love he gets from his baby girl doesn't compare to all the gold and diamonds in the world.

He tells you plain and simple; she had his heart from the moment he saw her face. Talk about bringing on the waterworks with this one!

Top Country Songs About Daughters, Final Thoughts

These are the best country songs about daughters that you could use for a daddy-daughter dance, to walk your girl down the aisle at her wedding, or just to listen to! You can't help but tap your feet, smile, or shed a tear as you sing along to these country legends letting us know just how much they love their daughters.

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