Bryce Leatherwood Releases Heartfelt Ballad, ‘The One My Daddy Found,’ Inspired by His Parents’ Love Story

“Thanks, Mom and Dad,” said Leatherwood.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 5, 2024

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Bryce Leatherwood sets a new standard for romance in his new love song, “The One My Daddy Found.”

Penned by Leatherwood with Chris DuBois and Lynn Hutton, “The One My Daddy Found” finds The Voice champion taking a page out of his father’s book while trying to find the girl of his dreams. He challenges the modern-day way of dating that involves swiping on apps and DM’ing on social media and instead admits he wants his love story to start in church, just like it did for his parents. 

To make it even more personal, he used an old photo of his mom and dad as the cover photo.

Bryce Leatherwood; The One My Daddy Found
Bryce Leatherwood; The One My Daddy Found

“We took the story of how my mom and dad met and tried to put it all down on paper,” Leatherwood told Country Now while reflecting on the inspiration behind the heartfelt lyrics.

He continued, “I have always believed that you should find a woman that has the kind of qualities that your momma would love. I think ‘The One My Daddy Found’ lists ‘em all and gives great insight into my inspiration. Thanks, Mom and Dad.”

Elevating The Story With A Performance Video

The emerging artist elevated the sentimental narrative with a performance video that was released alongside the new song. He’s seen donning a white button-down, blue jeans, and his signature cowboy hat as he and his band deliver “The One My Daddy Found” with a field of wildflowers floating around the screen in the background. 

Leatherwood charms the listener with his baritone vocals while describing the type of woman whom he hopes to settle down with one day. 

“She don’t mind roses on Valentine’s Day/ But she’d rather have daises/ She can back a bass boat in the lake/ And she’s good with babies/ She ain’t scared of Skoal Wintergreen if ya lay one on her/ She’s every good ol’ boy’s dream/ Hell who wouldn’t want her,” he sings on the opening verse.


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The Republic Records / Universal Music recording artist continues onto the chorus, letting his Georgia twang lead the way while strumming his acoustic guitar. 

“She knows all about football/ And knows NASCAR and the Bible like the back of her hand/ Knows her way around a wine list / But she’s fine with/ A cold Coors light in a can/ She likes the way Route 33 smells/ She’s honey suckle sweet/ She’s funny as hell/ She’s sunset pretty, don’t mind the city/ But she’d rather live outside of town/ One of these days I just might settle down/ Oh if I can find me a girl like the one my daddy found.”

Bryce Leatherwood; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Bryce Leatherwood; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

New Tour + Debut Album On The Way

Bryce Leatherwood showcased his new song on stage on Thursday night with the kick-off of his highly anticipated Neon Does Tour with a show in Statesboro, Georgia, home to his alma mater, Georgia Southern University. The headline trek will continue with additional stops in Knoxville, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana and more. 

“To start my first headlining tour in the place where my musical journey all started, Statesboro Georgia, is a dream come true. South Georgia fans have built this with me, and I can’t wait for them to hear this new music live,” Leatherwood shared. “When writing and recording these songs we had how they’d play out in the live show in mind, and it’s time to road test what’s ultimately gonna make the record which we’re working on now!”

The tour is named after the rising star’s recently released single, “Neon Does,” which joins his first release “The Finger” and his newest “The One My Daddy Found.” These songs give fans a glimpse into Leatherwood’s first full-length project which he’s currently in the studio recording.

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Neon Does Tour Dates:

April 4 // Statesboro, GA // The Blue Room
April 5 // Knoxville, TN // Open Chord
April 7 // Decatur, GA // Eddie’s Attic
April 11 // Columbus, OH // The Basement
April 12 // Charlotte, NC // The Evening Muse
April 18 // Birmingham, AL // Zydeco
April 19 // Athens, GA // 40 Watt Club
April 20 // Tifton, GA // Terminal South
May 9 // Chicago, IL // Carol’s Pub
May 10 // Indianapolis, IN // 8 Seconds Saloon
May 11 // Louisville, KY // PBR Louisville

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.