Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn welcomed the birth of their first child on Tuesday (October 29), a precious little girl named Kingsley Rose. And soon after, the new dad made her a musical promise she can keep forever.
Vowing to be the dad he never had, Brown released the lump-in-your-throat ballad “For My Daughter” on Halloween night. He co-wrote the quiet, pure-country contemplation with Tom Douglas and Chase McGill after finding out Katelyn was pregnant, and it’s easy to see the song comes straight from the heart. Filled with love, gentle strength and purpose, the fiddle-based track captures an uplifting swirl of joy and responsibility that comes with becoming a father for the first time.
“They say dads are supposed to shape you and in a way I guess mine did / I knew what I wouldn’t do if I ever had a kid / They say history repeats itself well I guess that’s up to me / I grew up without a dad I’m gonna be the best one I can be,” goes the chill-bump inducing chorus.
“I wrote this song when I found out we were officially going to become parents,” Brown says. “I meant every word, and cannot wait to watch her grow up.”
According to Katelyn, Brown was born for the job.
“You are the most amazing dad already,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am in awe of you and how perfect of a dad you have been already in these past few days … no idea what I would do with out you … love you so much (hormones are on another level right not so I need to get of [Instagram] and stop gushing over you, but wow I love u so much) Kingsley and I are the luckiest girls.”