Bluebonnets

Album: The Underdog (2015)
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  • The song's second verse pays tribute to Aaron Watson's late daughter, Julia Grace, whom he and his wife lost in 2011. "Not long after losing Julia, we took some Easter pictures of our other three kids," he told Taste of Country. "We went to the cemetery where she's buried, kind of up in the hills near the town of Buffalo Gap."

    "There were all these bluebonnet flowers and I'm staring at my three kids and they're sitting in this field of bluebonnets and in the background I can see where we buried my daughter. It was a feeling I'll never forget," the singer continued, "Like 'Wow, life is so fragile.'"

    "We went back to the cemetery a few weeks later," Watson added, "and the temperature had gotten hot enough that the bluebonnets had all died."

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