“So Much Like My Dad” is a song first recorded by Willie Nelson on his 1986 album Partners. American country music artist George Strait released the song in June 1992 as the second single from his album Holding My Own. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in October 1992. The song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.
This slow to mid-tempo song takes a look at the relationship between a father and a son. The narrator actually plays the part of the son begging his mom for assistance. He wants to know what his dad always said to make his mom stay because his lover is going to leave him. Debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 11, 1992.
From the album Holding My Own
B-side “Wonderland of Love”
Released June 29, 1992
Recorded October 3, 1991
Label MCA 54439
Songwriter(s) Chips Moman Bobby Emmons
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen George Strait