Jackson Michelson debuts a new version of his sentimental song, “One Day,” with his longtime musical hero and country hitmaker, Collin Raye (“Little Rock,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “That’s My Story”). The reimagined version of the song is available at radio and all digital streaming platforms now. A “Behind The Song” video is also available for fans to watch. Listen to the fresh collaboration HERE.
Like a series of Polaroids where life is flashing before your eyes, the nostalgic track is a reminder that time is fleeting, and our kids are only little once. Sitting on two separate ends of the parenting spectrum, Raye provides the perfect contrast in perspective to Michelson—a father of three young children—on the updated iteration of “One Day.” The beautiful ode to parenthood reveals its magic in the ordinary details of everyday life, proclaiming: “One day he’s gonna want my keys / One day she’ll be seventeen, running down the stairs in a prom dress / And we’ll be saying time went by fast / Wishing we could get some back.”
“Growing up, Collin Raye was my musical hero. Never in my wildest dreams did I think one day I would be able to sing a song with him,” shares Michelson. “It’s a true honor to be able to create with him and to sing such a personal song. I’m so glad he connects with the song on such a deep level. He did an incredible performance on the song,” Michelson continues. “I’m excited to share this version of ‘One Day’ with the world. It’s my hope that it inspires people to live in the moment and soak in the time they have with the ones they love.”
Raye also adds, “Jackson is exactly, and I mean exactly, what country music needs today: a truly solid songwriter and a great, great singer. He also possesses that certain ‘it’ factor that’s hard to describe, yet so obvious when you’re around him. You noticeably feel like you’re in the presence of someone very special. It was a tremendous honor for me to sing with him, especially on a song that hits so close to home for me personally. I now am Jackson’s biggest fan.”
Michelson co-wrote “One Day” with Matt Alderman and Justin Ebach. The track was produced by Jeff Pardo.