Russell Dickerson On Growing His Family
There’s one thing Russell Dickerson loves more than an “RD Party,” and that’s his family.
The “God Gave Me A Girl” singer is this week’s guest host on Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country. Dickerson took some time to open up to host Shawn Parr on growing his family in the future and the success of his recent single.
Dickerson and his wife, Kailey, had an eventful 2023. They welcomed their second child before he embarked on his headlining Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour, and released his EP Three Months Two Streets Down.
Dickerson is so glad to have his sons Remington Edward Dickerson and Radford Arthur Dickerson, and having more children is not out of the question. Parr asked him directly about this.
“There’s going to be more for sure. My wife comes from a family of six. She has five older brothers, the same parents. They’re like 20 years apart. So her oldest brother is 50-something. She’s 30-something, you know. So it’s it’s a huge family. Oldest brother has seven kids,” Dickerson told Parr.
While God did give him the girl of his dreams to marry, Dickerson joked with Parr about the odds of having a baby girl to align with the reveal of “God Gave Me A Girl.”
“It would have been a perfect PR stunt. Yeah, if we were having a girl. But you know what? I’m happy with two boys. And regardless of what song I have on the radio, they’re going to live a lot longer than that song is going to live, right? Well, you never know,” Dickerson said.
Although his family life certainly has Dickerson busy, he looks forward to exciting moments on the road as well. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of performing “God Gave Me a Girl” to a live crowd.
“I love playing shows and seeing a crowd, like, oh, cool, playing it for the first time. And then, you know, you get on the chart, you’re 40 and 30 and it gets a little louder and you hit the 20 and top ten, and then everybody’s singing and top five all the way to hopefully number one can hold the mic out and just let them, let them go. Like, that’s the progression I love to see with a song,” Dickerson told Parr.
You can listen to what Russell Dickerson calls his “Aha moment, of when I knew that I should marry my wife” also known as “God Gave Me A Girl” below.