Brandon Davis is a singer, songwriter and performer, but those roles are secondary to what he considers his most important job: being a husband to his wife, Destiny, and a father to their four children. The Tennessee native has spent a lot of time on the road recently, including on his current Hey Baby Tour, but still manages to prioritize time with his family before his rising career in country music.
“I’m the sports dad. I’ve always got a guitar in somebody’s hand,” Davis tells Everything Nash. “We’re always around the house singing and carrying on. I’m the dad that’s [doing] Nerf gun wars or playing Batman in the middle of the day. But I’m also the dad that’s trying to turn on a movie for all of us to watch, and passing out in the middle of the movie on the couch. So I’m all over the spectrum here. I’m the jack of all, master of none.”
Davis is very hands-on with his kids’ sports endeavors, even if it doesn’t leave him with a lot of free time. For the “Life’s Too Short” singer, it’s far more important that he spend as much time with his children as possible, especially now, than focus solely on his own music.
“Thankfully a lot of their sports take place during the week, and there’s not a whole lot of weekend ventures,” Davis explains. “We had to do a little back and forth this past year when Brantley was playing football, but they decided to stick with baseball this year. So it makes it a little bit easier. But, we just try to time-manage as best we can, and we’re making sure that we’re booking around not just our lives, but the kids’ lives too, because I don’t want to miss those moments.
“I don’t want to be the guy that says, ‘Yeah, my son’s doing great in baseball. I got a video of that the other day.’ Well, no. I was there for it. I was coaching it. That’s what I want to be there for.”
Davis recently released his 17-track Life’s Too Short album, with all of the songs written or co-written by Davis.
“I’m a storyteller at heart,” Davis tells Everything Nash of the project. “You can ask my kids, you can ask anyone that comes to the concerts that we play — I love to tell stories. And songs are the ultimate story in my mind. Because the way I’ve kind of wrapped it up and seen it is that I’m writing a story for somebody. This song is for someone. And I may not ever meet that person in my life, but at the end of the day, I know I wrote it for them.”
Davis is, rightfully, proud to be at the helm of a successful career, while being a very present parent as well. Still, he admits that none of it would be possible without Destiny, who has been encouraging him every step of the way.
“She’s the driving force behind all of it,” Davis boasts. “And to say that means that she’s the one that pushes me to be the best version of myself, to keep going for that next song, telling that next story, finding that next group of people that we want to reach, and accomplishing these milestones.
“Being an example, not only for my kids and the people around me, but for other people,” he continues. “Whether it’s inspiring an artist to be themselves and do what they want to do and what they love, or whether it’s just inspiring somebody to smile when they get out of bed in the morning. So she is the life of this music.”
All of Davis’ music, as well as a list of all of his upcoming shows on his Hey Baby Tour, can be found at BrandonDavisMusic.com.