You can only listen to nursery rhymes for so long before you start hearing them in your sleep. My husband really loves music. He loves finding new artists, learning all the lyrics and backstories, seeing the up-and-comers live before they get popular and trade small, intimate coffee houses for huge, sold-out stadiums. Of course, when kids enter the picture, some artists are more agreeable for both parent and child than others. The child is looking for something upbeat, colorful and fun. The parent is looking for the same, but while also monitoring content. Everyone is wanting something catchy. Thankfully, my husband keeps the records around here spinning with fresh tunes – and some classics – that satisfy all of us. Here are 10 of our family’s favorites.
Joseph: Have girls who love to listen to talented female artists? These sisters have some serious talent and – BONUS – I would not mind my girls aspiring to be like them. Their sound is so pure and beautiful. Watch out, this music will take your breath away!
NEEDTOBREATHE: These guys are so great. Turn on the album and just let it play. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Your kids will be better for listening and this band’s sound is super satisfying for all ears.
The Avett Brothers: The Avett Brothers are a favorite of mine and my husband’s. Thankfully, our kids get into them too. Particularly the songs that get a little rowdy like “Kick Drum Heart.” The Avett Brothers don’t curse in their music, but some themes are adult (drinking, to be specific).
Leon Bridges: Leon is an old soul making modern day music. He’s smooth and calming. It’s feel-good music to the core – for you and your children. His sound appeals to all types of crowds.
The Head and The Heart: This band is so quirky and a little weird, but you and your kids will love them. Tons of personality, very clean (a couple songs with the word “hell” come to mind), and have both male and female vocalists.