It's not always easy to impress your kids, but award-winning multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer is doing just that!
Grammer's songs have topped the charts — and his eldest daughter, Louisiana "Louie" K, 4, is having a blast jamming out to them.
"We sing all of the time, [Louie] likes to dance a lot, and she is just starting to get into my music. She will hear it and be like, 'Wait, is this one about me or about mama? Or is this [younger daughter] Izzy’s song? Who is this about? I need to know all of the details.' And she sings aloud and a lot, and she’s on pitch, which is really awesome. So yeah, it’s been really fun," he exclusively tells OK! while talking about his partnership with Quaker Chewy, in which he will create a new summer camp anthem.
"Right now, her favorite song is called 'Back Home,' which she requested over and over again, and then she sings it loud from the backseat, anywhere we go, it’s amazing," he continues. "I know that’s not going to last, so I am just soaking it in at the moment. I know that this is not going to be forever, so I am just taking it in. She is like, 'You’re my favorite person to listen to!' I am like, 'Oh my god, this is amazing.'"
Grammer — who is married to Aijia Lise — makes sure to incorporate music into his daughters' lives when he is not on tour.
"We really sing all day long. I know that might sound like a cliché, but that is just how it is at our house," he shares. "I sing with every activity that we do – whether it’s like trying to get her to eat her food or trying to get her to put away her toys. We are always just singing and writing little rhymes and silly little things."
It's too soon to tell if Grammer's tots will follow in his footsteps, but he notes it's important for them to be "creative" in life.
"A lot of artists talk about how hard it was [to get into the music industry], and they don’t want that for their kids. I don’t have any control over what she does, anyway. She has her own unbelievable destiny, and she’s going to figure it out, whatever that is," he says.
Which is why when Quaker Chewy approached Grammer about their latest venture, he gladly accepted!
"I have two little girls, and I consider myself to be a very fun dad, but even so, once [Louie] gets around other kids, you see her light up in a way that she doesn’t as much [when she's with her family]. It’s just the truth, so when they came to me and were like, 'Hey, we want to do a camp song as well as send a bunch of kids to camp that might not be able to go otherwise,' I am like, 'Yeah, that is actually really important – specifically right now,'" he explains.
The California native is going to "write a song about camp," and people can submit a lyric about what they love about summer camp to ChewyCampTrack.com between June 14 and June 30. For every lyric submitted, Quaker Chewy is going to give a dollar to the American Camp Association and their Send a Child to Camp Fund.
"We’re going to send a bunch of kids to camp, and then with all of the lyrics that we get, me and my esteemed writing partner, my 4-year-old daughter, are going to compile it and make a song that everybody is going to sing at camp," he shares.