My Son

Album: Did It for the Party (2017)
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  • This is John Rich's favorite track on Did it for the Party. He explained to The Boot:

    "['My Son'] is a song I wrote by myself that's basically a love letter to my two sons, Cash and Colt. The thought was in my head that, man, if something happened to me out here, if I didn't come back home and it was the end of my life out of nowhere, what would I want them to know that I think is important?

    It's a really simple lyric. I tried to write it in the style of how Johnny Cash might write it, which is very few words and maximum impact. I'm really excited for my fans to hear it, because I think whether you're somebody's kid or [have a child of your own], which is everyone, I think that song cuts both ways, and it's a really important song."

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