We have seen so many legacies in country music, artists whose parents were also stars or who had children that followed in their musical footsteps. And it looks like we’re seeing one more with Daisy Schlapman, the oldest daughter of Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and her husband, Stephen.
Kimberly shared a video of Daisy performing at her first vocal recital and the sweet 10-year-old, who also shares her mom’s love of cooking, gave a precious performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” made popular in the Judy Garland movie “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
Expressive, ethereal and tender, but still confident and poised, Daisy’s sweet soprano has an effortless vibrato and we can’t help but be enchanted. And gosh, doesn’t she look like her mom?
When she finishes her song, the tween flashes a sweet smile before stepping away from the microphone. Daisy, girl! When people are clapping for you, stay there and enjoy it for a second!
Daisy is the first of the Little Big Town offspring to show an interest in music that we are aware of, but Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook have a son, Elijah, and Phillip Sweet and his wife, Rebecca, have a daughter, Penelopi, so along with Daisy’s little sister, Dolly, they could be the next generation of Little Big Town. With a different boy to girl ratio, of course.
Actually, the members of Lady Antebellum have already got the proper configuration for the second chapter of their band with Charles Kelley’s son, Ward, Hillary Scott’s daughter, Eisele, and Dave Haywood’s son, Cash. But any day, Dave is going to add a little girl to his family, and come February, Hillary is adding two little girls to hers, so their trio may have to come back as a big ol’ band. And actually, Hillary is walking the same path her mother, Linda Davis, took.
Or maybe some of these kids will choose a different route. And that’s cool, too!
Either way, we have some waiting before we find out what this generation of country stars’ babies will do with their talents. In the meantime, we can enjoy music from the children of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Steve Wariner, among others. Yes, if it isn’t something in the water, it’s definitely in the genes. Or the jeans.