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Country Mama

The perfect country song requires that you refer to trains, trucks, prison, gettin’ drunk and, of course, Mama.  By those standards, none of these songs are perfect, but they’re all at least very good at paying homage to Mom as we slide into Mother’s Day.  Thank you to all the Mother’s in our life and for all that you do!

In no particular order, here are 20 country songs for moms everywhere:

  • “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood (2010)
  • “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,” Glen Campbell with Steve Wariner (1987)
  • “Mama Don’t Forget To Pray For Me,” Diamond Rio (1991)
  • “So Much Like My Dad,” George Strait (1992)
  • “Mama Tried,” Merle Haggard (1968)
  • “The Sweetest Gift,” Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris (1976)
  • “I.O.U.,” Jimmy Dean (1976)
  • “Mama He’s Crazy,” The Judds (1984)
  • “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” Martina McBride (2003)
  • “Teenage Daughters,” Martina McBride (2011)
  • “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town,” Johnny Cash (1959)
  • “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised),” Johnny Paycheck (1977)
  • “Roses For Mama,” C.W. McCall (1977)
  • “Hot Mama,” Trace Adkins (2003)
  • “No Charge,” Melba Montgomery (1974)
  • “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” Carrie Underwood (2006)
  • “To Daddy,” Emmylou Harris (1977)
  • “Mama Knows,” Shenandoah (1988)
  •  “Somebody’s Hero,” Jamie O’Neal (2005)
  • “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” Al Dexter (1944)

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