In this day and age it’s rare for celebrities not to speak out about personal tragedies. But Strait has always tried to avoid going into detail when talking to the media about his grief. “I got real private after I lost my daughter,” Strait once explained to the magazine Country Weekly. “I really shut things down.”
But he didn’t necessarily bottle his feelings up entirely. Instead, it seems that he expressed his grief through his music. In 1988 – just two years after his daughter’s death – Strait released a song called “Baby Blue.” It is about a blue-eyed girl who is gone from the narrator’s life, leaving him with only memories.