Your Daddy's Boots

Album: Where It's At (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This emotional ballad is about a groom watching his new wife dancing with her father and realizing he has tough shoes to fill. It was penned by Dustin Lynch with veteran Nashville songwriters Tim Nichols and Josh Leo. The same threesome also wrote Lynch's breakthrough hit "Cowboys and Angels." "This particular day we were trying to write a song that had some impact to it, that meant something," Lynch recalled to Radio.com. "I wasn't feeling that great, I was like, 'I don't know if I want to write today.' But I decided to go in, and I'm glad I did."

    "After a couple of hours of throwing around ideas, we were messing with another song idea and it hit me," he continued. "I was like, 'Oh wait a second. I used to play all these wedding receptions.' The first dance is a huge thing, but the father-daughter dance is one that always got me choked up, because the groom is sitting there watching as the daddy's giving his daughter away."
  • Dustin Lynch told Taste of Country that this is one of his favorite songs that he's ever written.

    "It's about that kind of love we all try to find in this lifetime," he explained. "And you know, becoming, just becoming the man of someone else's life. That's really what the song is about."

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