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He Didn't Have To Be

Features of This Track

country roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
intricate melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
slide guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings

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ilove this song!
Me to
I dedicate this to my husband euerytime it comes on. I was a single mom of a 2 year old when we met, all the guys before him always lifted when they met my son or I told them about him but my hubby he took him in and loves him as if he was/ is his biological father. Then & there I knew he was the one God had made for Me. Eight years and going strong!!��
gina31885
Major tear jerker!! Damn u Brad lol
Love this song
That is a great song
This is a beautiful song
Get song feeling that way with the person I'm seeing know
1531878211
Who cares!!!
Thanks Bubba for bein the friend you didnt have to be. If ya wanna know how he died, you can read it on my profile
johanna.gree n f i e l d
I love this song. Thank you Luke, for being the stepdad that you didn't have to be..
This is my fear I wish I didn't have to lose my husband and I wouldn't have to worry about men turning away :'( I miss him so much #SiempreArma d o
sammikl
I love this song it reminds us all to be thankful for our loved ones :) :) :)
Love this song ♥
This song hits home hard...not for my step dad but for my son. My so has been here since he was 2 months old and now he's five he makes an amazing daddy....i fall in love with him every day because of it
this is my favorite song ever. it is so much like my life. parents divorced and my step dad is like my real dad I love him so much and I would never trade him.
linedancer71 8 1
I love this song. I cry every time I hear it. My husband raised my son and he didn't have to. Thank god for men like that
Hits so close to home for me, my first dad wasn't the best one.
collin3230
Brad paisley is sooooo good
Amazes me that they don't say anything about his dad in the biogaphy.
makes me tear up every time
My mom left my real dad when she was pregnant with me and then the dad that raised me didnt have to but he choose to! I love you daddy and I miss you always. RIP
I love this song
I really love this song very much.
Luv this....than k God for guys like this!
this song means slot to me, my boyfriend is a father to my 2 boys & he didn't have to be.
I loved this song snce the frist time
Love this song!..somet h i n g to dream about.
Woooonderful song!!!!!-I think Ima cry!!!!
Love the video that goes with this great song!
I love this song. I just hope I can find someone that will treat my daughter as his own.
This is my son his step dad he was there from birth on .My son real father left when I was pregnant. Never want him but my husband has been more than I ever could ask for love u baby
tracyraeann6 4
This song makes me think of my dad, it makes me want to cry
glorybound23 8
Perfect for a father daughter dance
I love this song ! <3
love this song .
amy.lemont
Wonderful song!! That has such a great meaning I love it!
Beautiful song and I agree, every single woman, as well as most single men with children also...As both woman & men want nothing but best role models & step dad & mom for their kids.... To find such, in addition to a great love, i.e., man, woman or luv of ones life ~~ would be, in my opinion, a blessing from the skies and a miracle!! Luv you baby.......f o r when I meet and find him....
'Minds me of my Dad. See ya in heaven, Dad
WHAT THE SONG SAYS HAPPEND TO ME
ballofgoofne s s
Such a wonderful song. My dad had two kids when my mom married him; kind of a reverse of this song. Such an incredible mother.
drangel1974
This is my friend's daughter favorite song. My friend was actually 6 months pregnant with an her daughter and alone after the father of the baby left her. Then she met this wonderful guy, we call him an angel. His first gift to her was a little baby dress. When the baby was born her was there, held her hand and was the first one to hold the baby. 13 years later, they are happily married and have another daughter. When this song came out, Lilly play it for whom she consider her daddy.
This song hits home!!
army.salas
happy BD Becky just having a glass of wine and wishing you the best. Hope you are doing better. Love u cus.
Now this is a wonderful song! I remember when this came out, I told my mother to be sure and have my step-dad listen to it. Through all the years, having a relationship with my father, my step-dad has remained "my dad." My step-dad is the one who raised me and I will be ever greatful for him. That's the "dad" I have always wanted to be!
SO SWEET
As a single mother. It hit right home because Im scared to hell to go on a date....lol I love this..
pattidriving
daughter danced at her wedding with her stepfather to this song
mlstax
Bravo! Well done, a most excellent song.
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