“The Letter to Daddy” talks about a great father-daughter relationship. Fathers play a crucial role in the development of their daughters. A father’s influence on her daughter’s life shapes her self-esteem, confidence, and opinions of men.
For a daughter, the father is the hero in her eyes and to the father, the love of a daughter who adores him the most is priceless.
Kelly Pickler is very vocal about her love for her dad, Clyde ‘Bo’ Pickler Jr. She was very supportive of him during his darkest days and she wrote a song for ‘Bo’ telling him that she loves him no matter what. Let’s check it out.
Kelly Pickler and Her Father
Kelly grew up with her grandparents because her dad was imprisoned. Nevertheless, she still showed her love and affection for him. In her interview with Taste of Country, she said that she went to Al-anon and AA with her father to support him in his alcoholism.
“As far as my dad goes … it’s been a rough journey, it’s been hard. But life ain’t easy, is it? But my dad and I … I’ve always been a daddy’s girl regardless of what anybody might say or think.”
Sadly, Kelly lost her dad on Sept. 16, 2019. He died at the age of 54.
” The Letter (To Daddy)”
Kelly wrote a song for her father in the form of a letter to show him what he meant to her. Their journey was rough but because they were together, they were able to fight alcoholism. She wanted him to know that her love for him will never change. This is what she said:
“This letter is something I’ve always wanted to be able to say. He’s struggled his whole life with alcoholism and drug addiction, and that’s something you never stop struggling with. When you’re an alcoholic, you’re always an alcoholic – even if you’re sober. You’re going to have those days where you feel like giving up. My dad is sober today, but is he going to be tomorrow? I don’t know. But I do know that I love and support him, and this song is the most special song on my record. I think it’s a sweet way of saying, ‘We did it! We’re still together, regardless.” Kelly Pickler
Kelly Pickler is truly an amazing daughter. She did not give up on her father when he needed her the most. Her determination and belief that her father can make it surely made a positive impact on her father. Her patience is remarkable.
I hope that her story will inspire many of us to continuously show our gratitude and love to our parents.
Watch “The Letter (to Daddy)” here: