A father has a pivotal role in all of our lives. As Father’s Day is approaching, the late country crooner Conway Twitty reminds us of the job of all fathers out there, and the love we have for them as their children.
Conway Twitty and “That’s My Job”
Twitty delivers this song like many-a-country classic, with honesty and vulnerability. The story of what a father’s ideal role is in the lives of their children is what Twitty sings in “That’s My Job.” A father’s role is never ending, and is always there for their children no matter what, no matter where. The support that we, as children, receive from them is pivotal for anyone.
Even Gary Burr, who penned the heart-wrenching ballad referenced the song to his life and his experiences with his father. In a short snippet of his thoughts shared to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music, he shared that the whole song was what his relationship with his dad was like.
“Every word in this song was based on my life, except the title. That came from the Muse, but everything else in there was based on my life and my relationship with my father.”
Conway Twitty’s Message to His Son
In an interview with Savvy Dad back in 2013, Conway Twitty’s son Micheal Twitty talked about his father and his relationship with him.
When he was handed a demo recording of the iconic “That’s My Job,” he asked his son for his opinion about it. They both listened to the song together, and although it was a good song, Micheal admitted that he didn’t like it.
Micheal then admitted to his father that he didn’t like it because it was the very first time that he thought about his life without Twitty there beside him. Twitty’s response was both heartwarming and bittersweet at the same time.
“Boy, I’m about to let you in on one of life’s great secrets. Daddies die. But they never go away. Wherever you are, whatever you do, whether I’m dead or alive — listen to this song and know I’m always with you.”
So to all the country dads out there, we here at Country Daily wish you a Happy Father’s Day and wish you all the best to you and your family. God Bless Your Heart!