Dillon Carmichael’s Next Single, “Son Of A,” Is A Thank-You To All The Parents Who Give A Damn

Alex Berger

If this song isn’t a #1 in the making, I don’t know what is.

Have you ever seen a song title before you actually heard the song and thought “Yeah ok, I know what that one’s about.”

Well I’ll call myself out here: That’s what I did with Dillon Carmichael‘s “Son of A.”

I expected it to be a redneck, almost bro-country breakup anthem of sorts, some clever play on words that ended with something along the lines of “you son of a bitch.”

Well damn if I wasn’t wrong.

The title track to his sophomore album that was released today, “Son of A” is a powerful tribute to his parents and the tough love they gave him that made him into the man he is today.

And it’ll hit you like a ton of bricks.

“I’m a son of a momma
A son of a dad
Who will never stop loving me and being there
And giving me everything they have
Let me tell you that I get it now
I’ll admit it now
Why I am the man I am
I’m the son of a momma, a son of a dad
Who give a damn”

It’s a song that pretty much everybody can relate to: I mean, who hasn’t had the “as long as you’re living under my roof” card pulled on them by their parents at some point?

But eventually, most of us will look back and thank the good Lord above that we had parents who gave a damn.

The song was co-written by Dillon, alongside powerhouse songwriters Casey Beathard and “Philbilly” Phil O’Donnell. And for background vocals, Dillon called in someone special: His own mother, Becky Montgomery.

The sister of country music legends John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Becky has also joined Dillon onstage for some performances of the powerful song.

“Son of A” has already been announced as Dillon’s next single, and will be impacting at radio on November 1.

This is one of those special songs that can launch a new artist’s career to the freakin’ moon. I saw Dillon perform live recently, and when he got to this song, let me tell you the rowdy crowd stopped in their tracks and went dead silent.

It’s just that damn good.

I know I’ve already said it, but if this song isn’t a future #1, I don’t know what is.

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A beer bottle on a dock