Nation riser Jon Langston not too long ago celebrated a milestone that’s greater than any hit tune or offered out live performance — and now the Georgia native’s life won’t ever be the identical.
Langston and his girlfriend, Sonia, welcomed their first child with a heartfelt social media submit on November 1, introducing the world to candy Magnolia Mae. It has been the brightest of vibrant spots in an in any other case disappointing yr for Langston, and the singer-songwriter has totally embraced his new function as “lady dad” — even going as far as to sport a hat with the title whereas getting a brand new tattoo not too long ago. So what’s his first month as a father been like?
“Man it’s life altering. It’s one of the best factor ever,” he tells Sounds Like Nashville, talking by cellphone after the discharge of a brand new video for his “Drinks” single. “Bringing her dwelling for the primary time and having her take a look at me, nothing else issues in that second. It’s simply all about her. It’s like ‘That is what it’s about, that is what I used to be placed on Earth to do, to be this little lady’s dad.’ Whenever you notice that you simply get an entire new perspective of the world, it’s loopy. You consider stuff you by no means considered earlier than, like ‘Oh we will’t do that as a result of she would possibly choke on that.’ And also you beginning considering bizarre issues like ‘Yeah, we dwell right here. However are the varsity programs good?’”
On prime of the mystery-filled official video for his dark-country anthem, “Drinks,” Langston additionally not too long ago launched the brand new monitor “Pleased Ever After,” so he’s been loads busy even with out touring. However main as much as Magnolia’s beginning, he was laser targeted on her arrival. He says there was undoubtedly some concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and whether or not or not he’d be allowed within the supply room, however fortunately, all the things labored out.
“I instructed my lady ‘Hear, in the event that they pull some stuff like “Sir, you’re gonna have to face outdoors” I used to be gonna take us to a special hospital, or we had been having this child at dwelling!’” he says with fun. “Like, ‘I’m going to be there for my daughter’s beginning.’ However they allow us to [be together]. It was simply me and her on the hospital they usually wouldn’t let anybody come go to, however we had been out and in in a few days. It was good.”
Now with that first hurdle out of the best way, the actual job begins — and Langston is aware of he’s obtained his work minimize out for him. The primary-time lady dad says he grew up “in a home filled with boys,” and may be very a lot not used to expressing his emotional facet … however that’s already altering. His brother additionally had a child lady not too long ago, and he instructed Langston what to anticipate.
“He simply had his first final yr, and he mentioned like ‘Man, you don’t know something and also you assume you’re gonna be clueless the entire time, however after getting that child lady, it’s like instincts kick in,’” Langston says. “It’s like God provides you this love that you simply by no means thought you had inside you, and a little bit lady simply brings it out. It’s like ‘The place did these emotions come from?’ It’s actually magical. It’s one of the best feeling on the earth. I wouldn’t change it for something.”