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article imageOp-Ed: 10 Exceptional fathers in the music business

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 15, 2018 in Music
In honor of Father's Day 2018, Digital Journal acknowledges 10 exceptional musicians, who are also inspirational fathers that epitomize what the festivity is all about: love and family.
Luke Bryan: Aside from being a country music superstar, Luke Bryan is a noteworthy father, who raises his own children with his wife, Caroline, as well as the three children of his late sister, Kelly. He proves to have a big heart.
Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees
Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees
Gabe Ginsberg, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Jeff Timmons: Founding member of 98 Degrees, Jeff Timmons, has a special affinity for Father's Day. When asked what this special day means to him, he told Digital Journal that Father's Day means "everything," and rightfully so.
Mike DelGuidice
Mike DelGuidice
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Mike DelGuidice: Big Shot front-man and Billy Joel band member Mike DelGuidice is the ultimate paradigm of a Long Islander, who is able to balance being a father to four children, as well as a working musician.
Thomas Tippin and Aaron Tippin
Thomas Tippin and Aaron Tippin
Photo Courtesy of BMI
Aaron Tippin: 90's country star Aaron Tippin is able to balance a music career, fatherhood, being a husband to Thea, and a pilot, all quite well.
Collin Raye
Collin Raye
Photo Courtesy of Collin Raye
Collin Raye: The longevity of Collin Raye's lengthy career is a testament to natural talent, strong songs, and compelling vocals. His endearing love for his family, children and grandchild are all evident in his music and stage presence.
Odene Reilly  Stephanie Dean  Billy Dean  Second Lady Karen Pence
Odene Reilly, Stephanie Dean, Billy Dean, Second Lady Karen Pence
Marion Meakem Photography
Billy Dean: Country sensation Billy Dean is a father to two children, and his signature ballad "Let Them Be Little," is a true anthem for Father's Day.
Jason Crabb
Jason Crabb
Jason Crabb cover art
Jason Crabb: Christian music star Jason Crabb is a husband to Shellye, and a father to two daughters. Most recently, he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs publicity photo
Ricky Skaggs: Newly inducted Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs is an award-winning country and bluegrass singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Above all, he is a man of faith, and the husband of Sharon White (of The Whites), and a father to his daughter Molly, and son Lucas.
Doug Gray from Marshall Tucker Band
Doug Gray from Marshall Tucker Band
Gary Hahn Photography
Doug Gray: In the southern rock world, Doug Gray, the lead singer and sole original member of The Marshall Tucker Band, is the quintessential father figure (and father to Mariah Gray). His genuine personality and love for his fans is evident at every live Marshall Tucker Band show.
Craig Wayne Boyd
Craig Wayne Boyd
Craig Wayne Boyd publicity photo
Craig Wayne Boyd: Country musician Craig Wayne Boyd will be celebrating his fifth Father's Day this year. He has three children: Jaxon (age five), Dakota (age two), and he and his wife, Taylor, welcomed their third child Graydon Scott to their family in late December of 2017 (who is five months).
Country singer James Wesley
Country singer James Wesley
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Honorable mention: Country singer-songwriter James Wesley is an example of an artist who can balance fatherhood, songwriting and touring, and he does all that with grace, humility and gratitude.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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