Country music star, Rory Feek, and his daughter, Indy are melting people’s hearts with their rendition of “Papa What If,” a poem by Shel Silverstein.
Watch Rory Feek Sing “Papa What If” With Daughter Indy
Legendary author and poet, Shel Silverstein originally wrote a song, “Daddy What If,” acknowledging that not all children’s relationships with their dads are what we’d want, but he was thankful for his relationships with his father.
“I’m really proud of the relationship I had with my dad. I know he loved me a lot,” Silverstein said.
The song, which was originally a poem written by Shel Silverstein, talks about the wonders of the world, and how these wonders would stop for the father if the child stopped loving him.
In an event where he performed with Johnny Cash, Silverstein played the guitar and sang for an audience. Check out his performance here:
Rory Feek said one Father’s Day morning, his daughter’s love and excitement about celebrating her daddy inspired him to sing the song for other papas out there.
“The first thing Indiana did when she woke up this morning, was to wish me Happy Father’s Day,” wrote Rory Feek. “She was so excited to share the sweet card and gift she had for me…so, the first thing I wanted to do this morning is wish all the Papa’s out there a Happy Father’s Day too.”
Of course, performing the song, “Papa What If” comes naturally for Rory Feek, being not only a country music singer, but also an author, filmmaker, and artist. And living on a farm, the daddy-daughter duo made a beautiful video to celebrate Father’s Day.
Feek wrote in the caption of his video that he wanted to “share a sweet little three-minute gift with you from me and Indy.”
Watch the father-daughter duo sing “Papa What If” here:
The father and daughter have an extra-close relationship after the death of Rory’s wife and Indy’s mother, Joey Feek. Joey passed due to cervical cancer when Indy was only two years old.
Many people who viewed the video had something to say about that…