KRYSTAL KEITH'S FATHER'S DAY GIFT TO THE WORLD Nearly a million fathers and daughters moved by "Daddy Dance With Me."
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Every father looks ahead to their daughter's
wedding with mixed emotions. No dad wants to surrender the apple of his eye,
the little girl who once thought he hung the moon and drew pictures of him
for Father's Day, to a new guy. Well, when Krystal Keith wrote
"Daddy Dance With Me" for her father, superstar songwriter Toby
Keith, she gave him the greatest gift a daughter can give.
All dads really want to know is that we're not being replaced;
although there's this new man taking care of our little girls, we'll always be
the chairman of the board. This is what Krystal says to Toby in the song - and
its video, which is rapidly approaching one million views on
YouTube. "I wanted a song that honored my dad," Krystal says, "and
was something special on my wedding day. So I wrote and recorded it behind his
back. The idea was to surprise him with a song that no bride and father had
ever danced to before; it was my gift to him."
So for Father's Day, who needs a new set of golf clubs or another
bottle of Old Spice? A daughter's pledge of undying love trumps any material
possession. Especially when it's done with memorable eloquence: "Today I
became his wife, but I'll be your baby girl for life." Why not hop on
iTunes and buy him the track for his special day?
If YouTube traffic is any indication, fathers and daughters will
dance to "Daddy Dance With Me" for years to come. As of last week,
the video was rapidly approaching one million views. It's no wonder. The song
itself is touching, but the clip chronicling a father-daughter relationship
from birth, would move even the most stoic father. Never mind the daughters who
are looking to express the same sentiment at their own weddings.
The tune, co-written with Mica Roberts and Sonya Rutledge, will be
featured on Krystal Keith's upcoming debut album Whiskey & Lace.
The video was directed by Michael Salomon for Frames Per Second