There’s something special about the relationship between a parent and their daughter. Whether you’re looking for the perfect father-daughter dance songs for your wedding day or just want to revisit an old favorite, country music has plenty of great tracks about growing up and making memories together as a family. Here are our picks for the 15 best country songs about daughters.
“I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Released in 2006, this breakout hit from Heartland is still one of the most popular songs for father-daughter dances at weddings.
“I Hope You Dance,” Lee Ann Womack
This iconic track from Lee Ann Womack also features her two daughters in its music video, Aubrie and Annalise.
“You Can’t Lose Me,” Faith Hill
This 90s hit from Faith Hill captures the powerful, lasting bond between mother and daughter.
“Just Fishin’,” Trace Adkins
Country artist Trace Adkins savors the smallest moments in this heartfelt tune.
“Daddy’s Little Girl,” Kippi Brannon
A track from her only country album, Kippi Brannon’s adorable “Daddy’s Little Girl” will make you want to call your father.
“My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
This moving song was featured on the soundtrack for McGraw‘s 2006 film, Flicka.
“Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle
Later covered by Jeff Carson, this crossover hit is a true tearjerker.
“My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Although this isn’t directly written about daughters, its message is one that instantly connects with parents.
“In My Daughter’s Eyes,” Martina McBride
This heartfelt track from Martina McBride perfectly explains the power of the bond between mother and daughter.
“Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” Billy Ray Cyrus
Letting go is never easy. Billy Ray tackles the moment when a parent lets their child leave the nest in this song from 2007.
“There Goes My Life,” Kenny Chesney
One of Kenny Chesney‘s most beloved tracks is all about how an unexpected path to parenthood can lead to a lifetime of joy.
“Baby Girl,” Sugarland
Sugarland‘s breakout hit from 2004 is one of country music’s best story-songs about growing up.
“Stealing Cinderella,” Chuck Wicks
No matter how old you get, your parents will always see you as their little bundle of joy. Chuck Wicks‘ “Stealing Cinderella” shows that through the perspective of a man in love.
“It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” Darius Rucker
Nothing goes by faster than our youth, and that’s the premise of this emotional song from Darius Rucker.
“You’re Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins
“You’re Gonna Miss This” is another heartfelt country song from Trace Adkins that channels the bittersweet joy of seeing your children grow up and spread their wings.
“Daddy’s Hands,” Holly Dunn
This great song from the late Holly Dunn explains the complicated but important relationship many of us have with our fathers.