Mother’s Day provides a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude to all mothers. Honoring the woman who gave them life, some of the most loved artists in country music have contributed to a long list of country songs about their mom.
Below are 10 country songs to enjoy with your mom this Mother’s Day:
1. “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton
In 1971, the title track of Parton’s album was issued as a single. “Coat of Many Colors” recounts how Parton’s mother created a coat for her daughter from scraps that had been given to them.
2. “You Can’t Lose Me” by Faith Hill
In 1996, Hill’s single “You Can’t Lose Me” resonated with mothers and daughters worldwide. The song tells the story of a mother who supports her young daughter, from comforting her when she finishes last in a race to eventually letting her pursue her dreams and soar on her own.
3. “I’m a Survivor” by Reba McEntire
Reba’s infamous song “I’m a Survivor” follows the story of a woman as a single mother. The journey and obstacle one goes through as a single mom shows the strength and resilience that mom’s have when it comes to their children.
4. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s song “The Best Day” reflects on her childhood memories and difficult experiences in school, highlighting the unconditional support of her mother throughout. As an adult, Swift wishes to express to her mom that the fondest moments were the ones spent together.
5. “IOU” by Jimmy Dean
In 1976, “IOU” was written and recorded by Jimmy Dean as a tribute to all mothers and their experiences as mothers. The song recounts the story of a young man who reminisces about the various roles his mother fulfilled over the years, including nursing, cooking, entertaining, and being the foundation that held the family together.
6. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
When mothers allow their daughters to mature, pursue their passions, and tie the knot, their only desire is for their daughters to be cherished. In “Mama’s Song,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Underwood, she reassures her mother that she has found a man who “treats her little girl like a real man should.” The song reflects Underwood’s personal experience, as she married Mike Fisher, who appears in the song’s music video alongside Underwood’s mother.
7. “Mom” by Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks song “Mom” has tugged at heartstringd all around the world. the emotional song is bound to bring tears to anyones eyes, as it describes what the meaing of being a mom is.
“It’s a conversation between God and this unborn child, who’s about ready to go down to Earth,” he explains. “And when God describes what a mom is … whew, it kills me.”
8. “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry
In this touching song, The Band Perry, who are all siblings, describe how wonderful their mom is by singing how amazing the world would be like if everyone had a mother like theirs.
9. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride
McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” which debuted in 2003, was not only a chart-topping success but also deeply resonated with mothers everywhere. As a mother herself, McBride uses the song to express her values that she wants to instill in her daughter, and the profound insights she gains by seeing the world from her child’s perspective.
10. “Mama Sang a Song” by Bill Anderson
The song “Mama Sang a Song” by Bill Anderson recounts a poignant reflection of his childhood, with a particular focus on his mother. Despite their family’s financial circumstances, the presence of love in their home was never lacking.