Brett Young performed his latest single, “Lady,” on Wednesday (July 1) evening during the CMA Summer Stay-Cay special.
Young first debuted “Lady” during his headlining Chapters Tour earlier this year, and later released the poignant song to country radio as the follow-up to his chart-topping single, “Catch.”
“Lady” finds Young crooning over his undying love for his daughter and confessing that he hopes she follows in her mother’s footsteps. The piano-driven ballad opens with the sound of a fetal heartbeat, which begins to fade away as Young’s irresistible vocals take over.
“I hope you look just like your momma/ And love her like I do/ You’ll see close to perfect patience/ If you watch your every move/ You can always run to daddy/ You’ll always be my baby, but/ Look at her, baby girl/ And you’ll learn/ How to be a lady/ Just how to be a lady,” Young sings on the chorus.
Young recently opened up about his decision to release the poignant tune, revealing that it was an “obvious” single choice.
“In this chapter of my life, it is the most obvious choice for a first single as we’re putting out new music, and so I hope it’s as meaningful to people listening that have children or a family or are planning to,” he explained. “It is really, really special to my wife and I. I can’t wait till my daughter is old enough to hear it and understand it and know that Daddy wrote her a song before she was even here with us. But it’s a special song for me and I hope it really resonates with people.”
The CMA Summer Stay-Cay Presented by Budweiser Nitro Reserve Gold aired live on Wednesday (July 1) on YouTube and Facebook at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT. Watch more unforgettable CMA Fest performances from the past 16 years on “CMA Best of Fest” Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8|7c on ABC.