Be My Girl

  • It is important to Aaron Watson that the messages he sends with his music are positive ones. He told Billboard magazine that he takes pride in writing love songs such as "Be My Girl" and feels the country audience needs to hear such tunes.

    "I'm a husband and a dad. I love my two boys, but I'm very protective of my little girl," explained the singer. "In this day and age, there's a lot of boys singing about meeting a girl at a party, and taking her down to the river. There's a lot of boys - regardless of what their age is - I call them boys singing songs about sex. We don't need any more of those. It's important for me to put songs on a record about a man loving his wife; loving the woman who has given him four babies, and put up with his crap for fourteen years."

    Watson added that hopes he can set an example for his children with the way their father sings about his marriage. "I want my little girl - as well as my boys - to hear these songs, and have them serve as a reminder of how much their daddy loves their mama," he said. "I also want the girls that are coming to these shows to hear the songs that I'm writing for my wife, and I want them to think, 'I want that kind of love. I want a man who cherishes and respects me more than just for my exterior, but for my heart.' It's very important that I write these songs... Don't ever just meet some punk at a party, and let him take you down to the river. My daughter will know better."
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