Noah Thompson Shares Rare Photos With Son In Honor Of His 2nd Birthday

The ‘American Idol’ winner also shared adorable photos of his son.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 5, 2023

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Noah Thompson with Son; Photo via Instagram

Noah Thompson is celebrating his son Walker Lee’s 2nd birthday.

On Friday (May 5), the season 20 winner of American Idol took to social media to wish his son a Happy Birthday with a sweet message. 

The “One Day Tonight” singer shared a series of images of Walker from the different stages of his life, including him as a newborn as well as snapshots from recent days.

“Hard to believe this little feller turned 2 years old today… happy birthday Walker Lee,” Thompson wrote.

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Noah Thompson’s son recently appeared in the new music video for his song, “Make You Rich,” a tune that was co-written by Jason Nix, Craig Wiseman, and Driver Williams. 

The song finds Thompson being thankful for all that he has in life while remembering that no matter how wealthy you become, it’s always important to remain humble and value life’s most simple things.

Noah Thompson; Photo by David McClister
Noah Thompson; Photo by David McClister

“Make You Rich”

“I’m from a small town in Eastern Kentucky and didn’t grow up with much,” Thompson previously shared of the track. “I’ve learned to value my friends and family so much more than the materialistic things we can have in life. I joke that I’m just a simple guy. I’ve also learned, even when life is tough, the more you give, and the more you love, the richer you are, and that is the whole meaning behind ‘Make You Rich.’”

Thompson filmed the music video for the tune in his hometown of Louisa, Kentucky. The clip finds Thompson wandering the streets where he grew up and seeing his name on buildings throughout the small town. As the clip concludes, He and his son are seen walking through a field hand in hand sharing some quality time together as Thompson sings the tune.

“Be a better man than the old man was / Give a damn when nobody else does / Love your woman like you’re paid to / Like you ain’t afraid to / Like she was made for you / Be a good friend when a good friend needs it / Have a little faith when no one believes it / When it comes to love I’ll tell you this / You’ve got to give it like the givens gonna make you rich,” Thompson sings on the track’s chorus.

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American Idol Journey

The Kentucky native dedicated his American Idol journey to his son, often sharing, “I want my son to see that I am chasing my dreams, and I want him to know he can chase his too. I want to give my son a better life.”

Throughout Thompson’s time on Idol, the “One Day Tonight” singer has credited his son as his reason to keep moving forward on his Idol journey.

“He’s my exact reason for doing this. I mean he is my motivation for all of it. He’s the thing I think about all the time and why I really wanna do this,” Thompson told Music Mayhem.

Earlier this year, Thompson shared adorable father/son portraits. The series of photos, taken by Lena Webb Photography, feature Thompson and Walker Lee all smiles as they posed together. The carousel of images also included candid shots of Thompson and Walker spending some quality time together in a field as the photographer perfectly captured their natural smiles and fun-filled moments.

“Look how pretty this little dude is, @lenawebbphotography you absolutely killed these!! Thank you so much!!!” Thompson captioned the snapshots alongside the hashtags: #fatherandson #lovelikenoother #littleboy.

Noah Thompson, HunterGirl; Photo Courtesy Instagram,
Noah Thompson, HunterGirl; Photo Courtesy Instagram,

Return To Idol

Noah Thompson recently returned to American Idol to perform a duet of his single “One Day Tonight,” alongside season 20 runner-up HunterGirl.

At the conclusion of their performance together, the pair revealed that they recorded a duet version of “One Day Tonight” and it is available everywhere now.

Additionally, Thompson is currently gearing up to release his debut EP, Middle Of God Knows Where, which drops on June 9, 2023. The project is expected to feature several previously teased songs, including “She Gets It From Me,” “Fall Out Of Love,” “Middle Of God Knows Where” and more.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.