Memories Between Father & Daughter Are Made In Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin'”

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Trace Adkins Is A Father Of Five Daughters

Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin'” is one of the sweetest country songs about a father’s love for his daughter. The song is extra meaningful coming from him, since Trace has five daughters of his own.


Trace Adkins with his daughters Trinity (who starred in the video for Just Fishin'( and Mackenzie
Trace Adkins in 2023 with two of his five daughters, Trinity and Mackenzie. Photo Credit: Trace Adkins / Facebook


No one else reveals Trace’s softer side more than his daughters. His music makes this clear, especially in “Just Fishin’.”

The song was written by Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell, and Ed Hill. Trace released his recording in March 2011.

“Just Fishin'” is a father’s description of a day spent fishing with his daughter. While the daughter thinks they’re having fun fishing together, the narrator says the moment means much more to him.

As the lyrics go:

She ain’t even thinkin’ ’bout, what’s really goin’ on right now. But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in. And she thinks we’re just fishin’.

Trace Adkins Showcases His Love For His Youngest Daughter In Sweet Music Video For “Just Fishin'”

The song’s touching message resonated strongly with Trace’s audience. It claimed the sixth spot on the Billboard country chart and ninth on the year-end charts. The song also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.

Trey Fanjoy directed the music video, which added a more personal touch to Trace’s portrayal of the song. Fanjoy is also known for directing the music videos for Miranda Lambert’s “Settling Down,” Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” and Craig Morgan’s “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” among many more.

Shot on his farm, the video stars the patriotic singer and his youngest daughter, Trinity, who can be seen fishing and making precious memories with him.

Including Trinity in the music video strengthened Trace’s connection to the song. You can tell from how he interacts with his little girl that he fully believes in every word he sings.

That personal connection has made this music video a fan favorite. Enjoy it below.