Charles Wesley Godwin, one of the IT names in country music right now, is a huge family man beyond the stage, and that is about to be shone on his new album, Family Ties, which is hours, at this point from, being released. The album highlights the twists and turns in his life that have brought him to where he is today.
“Family Ties is an intensely intimate affair — images set to tune, so many of them specifically created for his own family members.
There’s the unflinching “Miner Imperfections,” penned for his father; the mournful and contemplative “The Flood” for his mother; the beatific “Gabriel” for his son (“I guess what I am saying/is I am here to stick with you/if I could I’d never utter a single word that isn’t true”); the mournful yet hopeful “Dance in Rain” for his daughter; and the love letter that is the slow-rolling “Willing and Able” for his wife.”
The album is described as including which family member inspired each track.
Godwin is also known for being a romantic through his songwriting, sharing in his Stage AE Documentary that “Hardwood Floors” was written when he was missing home on the road and longing for a date night with his wife, Samantha.
Godwin and his wife have built a beautiful family together, and before taking the stage at the Opry last night, he shared with us the story of how they met.