Baby Blue Eyes

  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • You know that guy who gets the hottest girl and can still get away with just about anything around her? We think Josh Kelley might be that guy. He married the actress Katherine Heigl, then wrote a song about a girl called "Baby Blue Eyes" - Heigl's eyes are definitely BROWN. Kelley, who wrote this song with the Nashville cat Lee Brice, told us: "We both wrote that about our girls. And my wife's eyes are brown, but he won out on getting his girl's eyes on there. But we wrote it about our girls and how much we love our girls. That's kind of about it on that one. That's just what it is, it's about how much we love our ladies, and he was talking to me about how pretty he thinks his girl is and I said, 'My girl's pretty, too.' And how cool, and I was like, 'My girl's cool, too. Let's write about our women.' Van Morrison already got brown eyes, so I don't even know if you can put another brown-eyed song out there." (Check out the full Josh Kelley interview.)
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Edward from Foster City, MiThis song is from Josh Kelley's first country music album. He'd already released several pop/rock music albums before then. Kelley had always wanted to be a country music singer but when he was first signed to a record deal the record company and producers decided to market him as more of a pop/rock singer. He's not the only musical talent in his family, Josh is the older brother of Charles Kelley a member of the country music group Lady Antebellum. He and Charles were born and raised in Georgia.
see more comments

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.

N.W.A vs. the WorldSong Writing

How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.

Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"They're Playing My Song

As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career?

Howard JonesSongwriter Interviews

Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Petula ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.