Charlie Puth, Ty Dolla Sign, Dan + Shay and More Discuss Their Dads' Favorite Musicians
Before any artist breaks big, they’re brought up on whatever their parents listen to. In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a look which artists star dads had on repeat.
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers: "My dad’s favorite band of all time is definitely The Eagles. I can’t tell you how many times we listened to the Hotel California album through his classic Bose speakers. It’s pretty obvious where my love for harmonies came from."
Daya: “Coldplay. He took me to one of their concerts when I was younger, and we were both mesmerized by Chris Martin’s performance of 'The Hardest Part.' He’s tried playing it on the piano many times since then; and while he’s definitely no Beethoven, it’s still cool to see him be that passionate and dedicated to a band.”
Gavin DeGraw: “Billy Joel. I’m so incredibly thankful and honored that I’ve been able to open for Billy Joel on many occasions over the past few years and bring him out to the shows. Do I win the prize for Best Father's Day present?”
Meg Mac: “When we were little, my Dad would sit us down, we weren't allowed to talk and had to close our eyes. He would put on one song really loud. We had to listen, focus on the words and think about it. Usually it was The Pogues. He wanted us to hear what he could hear.”