"Talkin' To Daddy"/Valerie Smith
"Talking To Daddy" was written by Johnny McDonald and Bluegrass artist Valerie Smith.
It touches on the subject of Parkinson's disease and dementia. Once a proud, strong man, Johnny's father suffered from the disease. "Talking to Daddy" reflects how Parkinson's robbed his father of his health, his memory, his ability to communicate, and ultimately his life. This song is dedicated to family and friends that are struggling with similar circumstances. Valerie Smith is a Country/Bluegrass artist that offers her talents to this song.
The track also has a star-studded musical cast, such as Harmony Vocals: Jaelee Roberts, Guitar, and Mandolin: Danny Roberts, Fiddle: Gail Johnson, Bass: Andrea Roberts, Produced by Danny Roberts and Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Dirk Johnson at DirkWorks Studio (Smyrna, TN).