NASHVILLE, Tenn.—“Calling All Fathers,” the powerful new single from Todd Smith, founding member of eight-time Dove Award-winning Curb Records recording artist Selah, is now available digitally, arriving just in time for Father’s Day. To watch the lyric video on this page, please click the “play” button above (for the story behind the song, please scroll to the bottom of this post).
Penned by Smith and award-winning producer/songwriter Ed Cash, “Calling All Fathers” will be featured on Smith’s upcoming full-length Curb solo release and was largely inspired by his own journey as a husband and dad to five daughters. Already resonating with fans around the world with more than 120,000 views of the song’s lyric video in its first week, the deeply personal anthem encourages fathers to embrace their God-given roles with accountability and confidence.
“I hope ‘Calling All Fathers’ will serve as a challenge to all of us dads to be the men we are called to be,” says Smith. “I don’t always know what to do or feel like I measure up as a father, but God gave me this responsibility, and He will equip me. We need to be fathers willing to put ourselves between our families and the dangers of this world. As men, we can be driven by fear to succeed, distracted from being engaged with our kids and truly leading and teaching them right from wrong.
“Ed and I began writing this song last summer, amidst several moral crises our society was facing,” he adds. “The state of our country made me wonder, ‘Where are the men—the leaders?’ If we men will stand up, committed to believing in the Word of God, confessing our sin, humbling ourselves and walking with authority in Jesus, what a witness that will be in our community—and world—and what an impact it will have on our families.”