Baby Blue

Album: If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin') (1988)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • George's daughter Jennifer was killed in a car accident at the age of 13. It is rumored that this song is dedicated to her. There is a foundation in San Antonio for children named after her.
  • This was written by the Texas songwriter Aaron Barker. He also wrote Strait's Country hit "Love Without End, Amen."

Comments: 7

  • Judy from BaytownBaby Blue has been my favorite song since I first heard it many years ago now. In fact, I've told friends that I want it to be played at my Funeral one day
  • Doug Burke from Park City, UtThe song was written by Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter, Aaron Barker. I interviewed him about the song on my podcast at Backstory Song here if you want to hear his version of the inspiration and creation:

    https://www.backstorysong.com/the-songs/baby-blue
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis song is simpley beautiful! Wow!
  • Alan from Lubbock, TxThe song was written by Aaron Barker. It is rumored that George Straigt dedicated to his daughter Jenifer.
  • Mo from Austin, TxIt is not about George's daughter, George didn't even write the song. It was written by a songwriter named Aaron Barker.
  • Clinton from St Joseph, MoIts actually Jenifer Strait, I dunno why I put jaime
  • Shelby from Idiotville , KyThis is a beautiful song. People should not vandalize the lyrics to this...but I'm not one to talk as I don't know them either. Still, no one should be saying crap like "Heyn sexy?" on such a wonderful song
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Jon Anderson of Yes

Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews

From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Don Brewer of Grand Funk

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Eagles Lyrics Quiz

Eagles Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?