In 2013, Nick Lachey took a break from his television host duties to return to the studio -- not to make a pop album but to cut A Father's Lullaby for Fisher-Price Records. The title as well as the label offer a pretty clear indication of what this album is: sweet, soft lullabies designed to be played for babies just before they fall asleep. Lachey relies heavily on the Disney catalog -- "Baby Mine" and "When You Wish Upon a Star" -- sings the standard "You Are My Sunshine," covers Radney Foster, and co-writes a couple of nice originals, but the songs don't matter as much as the mood. This is meant to be quiet, soothing background music and that's precisely what it is, ideal for big fans of Lachey just starting a family.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine