Viral sensation Will Dempsey made his National TV debut on NBC’s TODAY With Hoda & Jenna on Tuesday, February 16 during the 10 o’clock hour. The rising star chatted with hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager about his viral single before giving a virtual performance of the track.
“I got back into writing songs about two or three years ago and when I did, I wanted it to be a special one, you know,” Dempsey explained to Kotb And Bush. “so I figured she was my first child and she changed my life in so many ways so I wanted to write something for her so she always knew how much I loved her and even if something happens to me, she could always go back to that song and just know how I felt about her, forever.”
Dempsey shared that listeners are truly connecting with his self-penned music, especially with this emotional track about his daughter.
“People really identify with this song a lot, I mean I get so many messages from people and they just love it. I mean grown men message me all the time and tell me how much they cried when they hear this song, which is great as a songwriter.”
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) February 16, 2021
Along with the interview, the singer also performed a stripped down rendition of the viral single that he wrote about his daughter entitled “Best Parts Of Me,” live from his Louisiana home. You can watch his TODAY Show performance HERE or below.
Following Dempsey’s performance, Kotb and Bush Hager rallied to make his single a No. 1 hit.
“You just nailed your first TODAY show concert,” Kotb gushed while tears flooded down her cheeks. “And I’m saying your first…” Bush Hager then adding, “first of many.”
“You guys, let’s take that song to No. 1 on the country charts,” Bush Hager said before Kotb replied, “Yeah, we like No. 2 but we’re here to bump it up.”
The TODAY hosts not only rallied to make the song go No. 1 on iTunes but they made it happen as right after his performance the song climbed the charts all the way to the No. 1 spot.