So, an unexpected fact about my late Father, Butch Walker, Sr… His favorite song was “The Rose”, a song made popular by the great Bette Midler. My Dad loved it so much, he wrote the words into his eulogy and the words were recited at his funeral service. This song always holds a special place in my heart, because it did in his… My friends The Dove and the Wolf have been singing it with me on tour and we couldn’t wait to record it. We pulled into Appleton, WI on Memorial Day to grill burgers and sing tunes with my fellow brother in song Corey Chisel at his beautiful sanctuary called The Refuge. This is the 2nd of 2 takes we did. Hope you like it.