Drive (For Daddy Gene)

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"Drive (For Daddy Gene)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson. It was released in January 2002 as the second single from his album, "Drive". It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks in May 2002 and also peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.


The song is dedicated to Alan's father, Eugene Jackson, who had died on January 31, 2000. In the song, Alan recalls as a child he and his father driving around the countryside in an old beat up truck that they fixed up together as well as a boat they would drive around the lake. In the final verse, Alan talks about sharing his childhood experiences with his daughters and letting them drive his Jeep.

Critical reception

Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that it's "a heartfelt lyric that allows listeners to share a stroll down memory lane with Jackson and appreciate a kinder, simpler time." Taylor also says that Jackson delivers the song with "the same honesty, integrity, and emotional warmth that has always made listeners powerfully connect to his work."Billboard, March 2, 2002

Music video

The music video, directed by Steven Goldmann, follows the plot of the story by showing scenes of a boy and his father driving around in a truck and later in the speedboat. The scene for the final verse...
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