Thomas Rhett tearfully told a story of a heartfelt moment he shared with one of his daughters.
During a recent Center Point Road tour date in Camden, New Jersey on Friday, August 27, the country superstar got emotional when talking about a drawing his daughter Willa Gray drew for him at school.
The photo, which you can see below, was a hand drawn portrait of Rhett that his 5-year-old daughter drew when her school teacher instructed her to draw “a picture of a friend of your that has made an impact on your life.” To accompany the artwork, his daughter wrote, “I learned from my Dad no fear!”
In the midst of the energy-filled show at BB&T Pavilion, Rhett slowed it down for an emotional performance of “Remember You Young,” after telling a sweet story of a moment that he shared with his daughter Willa earlier that day.
“I thought I’d play you a song that I wrote for my three beautiful baby girls and I don’t know if y’all follow me on Instagram or not. Some of you may, but today I posted this picture that my 5-year-old Willa Gray drew in school today,” Rhett explained. “Her teacher made her draw a picture of a friend of yours that has made an impact on your life and she drew me.”
“And at the bottom of it, it says ‘my Dad taught me to have no fear,’ that’s what it says at the very very bottom. Y’all I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve been waterworks today,” Rhett said as he wiped away tears.
In addition to Rhett, the photo Willa drew also includes a hand drawn image of Rhett’s wife Lauren alongside Willa herself.
Watch the emotional moment below.
Earlier in the day, Rhett shared the photo Willa drew on his Instagram to show his followers.
“Any parents in the house that have young kids? Well, even if you don’t this song still relates to you. I look at my kids and I see them as they are now, but even as they get older like 25 or 45,” the award-winning superstar continued, pausing to compose himself as tears streamed down his cheek. “I feel like I’m always going to looks at them in the innocence of what they are now.”
“I wrote this song a couple years back and it kind of just hits me a little bit harder today then it did back then,” he added before thousands of cell phone lights lit up the venue as he performed the heartfelt track.
However, that wasn’t the only time during the show where Rhett paid homage to his daughters. While he was performing “Life Changes,” the CMA and ACM Award winner adjusted the lyrics to bring it to current day singing, “I’m about to have four y’all what can I say.”
Additionally, Rhett and his wife Lauren are expecting their fourth child later this year, another daughter.