Although Strait has never confirmed that “Baby Blue” is about his daughter, fans believe it’s likely that she was the inspiration. The lyrics “Like a breath of spring, she came and left/And I still don’t know why” definitely seem to speak of a sense of grief. What’s more, the lines “When she taught me how to care, I never cared so much” imply that the narrator is talking about one of the most important people in his life.
What is certain is that as the years passed, Strait never fell from his position as the King of Country. Indeed, all through the ’90s he pulled off career success after career success. He released a movie, won three more Male Vocalist of the Year awards and achieved another 18 Hot Country Songs number one hits. But in 2005 he wrote a new song which indicated that his grief over his daughter was still present.