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Father’s Day is nearly here, and there are a few things you can do to ensure your dad’s day goes well. First, you can buy him a thoughtful gift. (Or you could DIY a Father’s Day present if you’re feeling ambitious.) Then, you could write him a sweet sentiment in a funny card. Of course, a popular way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so planning out an epic brunch spread or indulgent Father’s Day breakfast for the special Sunday. Now there still might be one thing you’re forgetting, and it involves setting the perfect ambience: A perfect playlist of Father’s Day songs to listen to during all the fun family activities. Oh, and if you’re planning a road trip with your pops, you’ll definitely need this list for a car ride filled with upbeat jams. These heartwarming country songs about dads will have your father feeling all the love on Father’s Day. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 1 “Song For Dad,” Keith Urban, 2002

The ultimate ode to Dad, this song shows Keith realizing how he has become just like his dad and understanding in retrospect why his father did things the way he did. 2 “You Should Be Here,” Cole Swindell, 2015

Grab the tissues, y’all. Cole recorded this track after his dad died unexpectedly in 2013. The heartbreaking number includes the line: “They say now you’re in a better place, and I would be too if I could see your face.” 3 “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, 2007

It doesn’t get sweeter than a song about the love between a father and daughter. Miley and Billy Ray’s voices sound great together on this nostalgic track. 4 “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” Darius Rucker, 2008

Darius sings about what it’s like to raise a daughter, from a newborn to grown woman. Even through the tough times, he reminds himself: “It wont be like this for long.” 5 “Just Fishin’,” Trace Adkins, 2011

As a parent, even the seemingly mundane moments can be so meaningful. In Trace’s case, it’s catching fish with his daughter. 6 “Anything Like Me,” Brad Paisley, 2010

Brad’s popular tune will take you through all the stages of fatherhood, including the very beginning. The country superstar opens with the line: “I remember sayin’, ‘I don’t care either way, just as long as he or she is healthy, I’m okay.'” 7 “There You’ll Be,” Faith Hill, 2001

For those whose dads are no longer here, this tune will be a heartwarming reminder of your favorite guy. Faith’s voice sounds absolutely angelic in this song. 8 “Love Without End, Amen,” George Strait, 1990

Every parent can relate to this line: “Daddy’s don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end, amen, it’s a love without end, amen.” 9 “My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band, 2017

Zac Brown’s ballad is about his own dad, Jim Brown, and a dad-like mentor, Rodney Shelton, according to Billboard. 10 “Drive (For Daddy Gene,”) Alan Jackson, 2002

This touching number is in honor of Alan’s own dad, Eugene Jackson. He pays homage to his father by recalling stories of life in the country. 11 “Stealing Cinderella,” Chuck Wicks, 2007

Chuck’s song will instantly resonate for dads with daughters. He croons about watching his little girl go to her first dance and giving her away at her wedding. 12 “Tough Little Boys,” Gary Allan, 2003

Every future father thinks he knows what he’ll be like as a parent. But just as Gary notes, everything changes once you actually become a dad. 13 “Watching You,” Rodney Atkins, 2006

Rodney’s hit is a good reminder that the kids are always watching. Through your best moments and your worst, it’s still important to be a role model for the kids. 14 “Family Man,” Craig Campbell, 2010

What pushes every dad to be the best he can possibly be? His loving, supportive family, of course. 15 “Keep It Between the Lines,” Ricky Van Shelton, 1990

Remember the frightening time of teaching your teenager how to drive? Ricky kindly takes you back to those—sometimes scary—moments. 16 “Seein’ My Father in Me,” Paul Overstreet, 1990

So many dads will recall the moment they looked at their own father and saw themselves. As Paul perfectly puts it, “I notice I walk the way he walks, I notice I talk the way he talks, I’m startin’ to see my father in me.” 17 “He Walked on Water,” Randy Travis, 1990

So many kids think their dad walks on water because that’s just how special he truly is. Randy even notes he thought his dad’s cowboy hat was an angel’s halo. 18 “You’re Gonna’ Miss This,” Trace Adkins, 2008

Calling all dads: Whenever your little one is just begging to grow up, leave them with this reminder: “You’re gonna miss this. You’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.” 19 “Daddy Come and Get Me,” Dolly Parton, 1970

After getting her heartbroken, Dolly croons that she needs the man that she can always rely on: her daddy. This song is a good reminder that you can always depend on dad. 20 “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore,” Loretta Lynn, 1974

In this toe-tapping number, Loretta sings about a dad who’s “just one heck of a man that worked for what he got.” According to her, there aren’t many men like that nowadays. 21 “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw, 2006

If there’s someone who knows what it’s like to raise a daughter, it’s Tim, who has three precious girls of his own! In this ballad, he sweetly sings that no matter how old she is, his daughter will always be his baby. 22 “The Walk,” Sawyer Brown, 1991

Illustrating the circle of life, this song describes a father holding his son’s hand to guide him down the driveway to the school bus, and later comforting him as an adult preparing to face life on his own. By the end of the song, the son must walk his father into the nursing home, and the father understands, remembering taking the same walk with his father long ago. 23 “There Goes My Life,” Kenny Chesney, 2004

From a high school quarterback faced with his girlfriend’s unexpected pregnancy to watching his beloved teenage daughter leave home for college years later, this song captures the rollercoaster of emotions fatherhood can bring. 24 “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” Reba McEntire, 1992

“He never said he loved me / Guess he thought I knew,” sings Reba, describing an entire generation of fathers who were raised to not tell their children “I love you.” Despite never hearing those words, she knows his actions—giving everything he had to take care of her family—express the enormous love he had for her. 25 “That’s My Job,” Conway Twitty, 1987

Just as it was his father’s job to care for and protect him as he grew up, it’s Conway’s job as a musician, he reasons, to write a song to keep his dad’s memory safe in his heart. 26 “The Best Day,” George Strait, 2000

From fishing by the pond and working on his son’s first car to watching him get married, a father relives some of his favorite memories with his son. 27 “Dance With My Father,” Luther Vandross, 2003

In this tribute to his deceased father, Luther remembers being 7-years-old and dancing with his father and mother at home, singing, “How I’d love love love to dance with my father again.” The song won two Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, but Luther was hospitalized from a stroke and couldn’t attend the ceremony; he sadly passed away soon after. 28 “Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle, 1997

Written for Bob’s 16-year-old daughter Brooke, “Butterfly Kisses” shows a dad thinking back on the days when he would stick flowers in his little girl’s hair and tuck her into bed as he now walks her down the aisle to be married. 29 “He Didn’t Have To Be,” Brad Paisley, 1999

“He Didn’t Have To Be” is a tribute to all of the step-dads and other father figures who help raise children. 30 “Daddy’s Hands,” Holly Dunn, 1986

With “Daddy’s Hands,” Holly Dunn beautifully describes a father-daughter relationship with a focus on her dad’s hands—both the gentle comfort they provided and the discipline they gave, all for the sake of love. Jenae Sitzes Editorial Assistant Jenae is the editorial assistant for, where she regularly covers nutrition, beauty, celebrity workouts, and health trends. Jennifer Aldrich Editorial Assistant Jennifer Aldrich in an editorial assistant for who writes about food, decor, entertainment, and more. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below


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