Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Songs, part 3: The Dollar

Fatherhood is captured in song and in movies as well as any topic that's ever been written about. In the days leading up to Father's Day, I'm highlighting five meaningful songs about the impact of fatherhood. Some will come from the viewpoints of the dad, some from the child,and some from both.

As everyone from Donald Miller to John Eldredge has pointed out in recent years, telling a great story is the best thing a person can do, and many great stories are told in 4-minute snippets. Today's song, "The Dollar", tells a good story.

This is the least-known tune on my list. Jamey Johnson, a country writer known for composing several tunes for others, sang this one himself. If you hate country music, and especially don't like the strong twang that's present in "The Dollar", I ask you to set aside your preferences for just 3 minutes, because this is a story worth listening to.


These 5 songs are posted in no particular order. This is the third of 5 posts.
See the first one here.
See the second one here.
See the next one (part 4) here. 

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