Joe Nichols Reveals Origin Of His Daughter’s Name

This past Sunday, Joe Nichols headlined the third and final night of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown. And during a backstage interview, the “Sunny and 75” singer revealed a tidbit about his baby daughter–one that she will probably hope he forgets by the time she’s a teenager.

The reveal came when the WYCD team asked Nichols about the origin of his 13-month-old daughter’s name.

“It’s a long story,” he explained, “but when she was conceived, there was a song playing. It’s one of my first, a song off my first record, called That Would Be Her, and the first line of the song is ‘Have You Ever Seen a River,’  so we named her Dylan River.”

A little advice for you, Joe–when you daughter gets a little older, you might want to keep that information between just you and your wife.

Nichols’ hits include “Gimme That Girl,” “Brokenheartsville,” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes fall Off.” His latest single, “Sunny and 75,” debuted earlier this month. He performed that song and many others during his 90-minute set Sunday night at Hoedown.

Joe Nichols at Downtown Hoedown

Joe Nichols at Downtown Hoedown (Steve Wiseman/WYCD)

“The song’s doing really well for us,” Nichols said of “Sunny and 75.” “It feels like a really great time for a song like that…a really fun, uptempo summer song. Especially when it’s 105 in Texas where I live.”

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