Bryan, a father himself, recalls how learning so many life lessons from his dad by just him being present, which always began either in a fishing boat or while hunting somewhere in the woods.
“My dad was just always big on just hard work and being good to people. A handshake is the contract, a handshake is your bond, your word. His famous saying always was, ‘Do something right the first time, and you won’t have to go back and do it over again.’ Not saying I’ve batted a thousand perfectly on that, but I’ve tried to live on that.” And, Bryan tries to champion such behaviors by spending time with his boys so that he can “hand down values.”
With Swindell’s dad, it has always been a lot about leading by example too. The “You Should Be Here” singer has been enamored by the way his father “loved to help people” and always had a smile on his face.
“Seeing the way people loved him… You’d try to give him a compliment, and he’d just shake his head. He didn’t want to hear that,” Swindell recalls. “He was one of the best men I’ve know, by far.”
When it comes to newcomer Jon Langston, it’s no different. Just like his tour mates, dad “has always been [his] biggest mentor and hero.” The 28-year-old was recalled how his dad tirelessly took him to every single football practice, took on the role of being his baseball coach and, even rented a family RV for Langston and his band to travel around the country when he could no longer play sports and decided to pursue music.
“He was taking off work every single week just so I could have a chance and a shot at this dream. He’s the most selfless, humble human being ever. If I’m half the man he is one day, that’ll be fine with me,” Langston shared poignantly.
Bryan is currently on the road with Swindell and Langston for his Sunset Repeat Tour. To see them out in a city near you and more information, click HERE.