Being a parent takes a lot of work. You always want the best for your children. They touch our lives in so many ways. In addition, they change things entirely when they arrive. Life is chaotic but sweeter, harder but lovable, and more tiring yet more exciting all at once. Inspired by their children, most country artists have recorded songs. Most are autobiographical having positive, funny, sweet, and little tear-jerking tunes. Continue and read on Country Thang Daily’s favorite country songs for sons and daughters.

“Watching You”, Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins co-wrote “Watching You” with Brian White and Steve Dean. It is her second single from his If You’re Going Through Hell album. Moreover, it is his second hit on Billboard Hot Country Songs  Chart and was entitled Top Country Song of 2007. Every parent can relate to this funny yet extremely moving song. White remembers Rodney coming to their writing days late by a few minutes because he had to meet his son Elijah’s daycare teacher. The teacher wants to talk to Rodney because Elijah was standing in line going, “If you’re going through hell, hell, hell.”

“Watching You” does not only focus on the bad habits kids get. It also digs on the positives.

“We like fixing things and holding mama’s hand

Yeah, we’re just alike, hey, ain’t we, dad?

I wanna do everything you do

So I’ve been watching you.”

“In My Daughter’s Eyes”, Martina McBride

 “In My Daughter’s Eyes” begins with McBride telling who she is in her daughter’s eyes. She is a hero, strong, wise and fearless. Yet, in the chorus, she describes how her daughter helps her see the world and those around her differently. That, by looking in her daughter’s eyes, she appreciates what life is all about.

“But the truth is plain to see

She was sent to rescue me

I see who I wanna be

In my daughter’s eyes.” 

“You’re Gonna Miss This”, Trace Adkins

 “You’re Gonna Miss This” is Adkins fastest-climbing single and third top hit. He shows off his subtle side in the song. As a father himself, Adkins related his life with the song which earned him a Grammy nod for “You’re Gonna Miss This” as Best Country Song. The lyrics are somewhat a likely familiar scene in families,

“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.”

Hold on, fellas. We still have six country songs for kids especially for you. Check updates on our website and feel free to leave a comment on your best pick.