“Mother’s Day” is a celebration honoring the mother of the family. In addition, it also celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. For us, we celebrate this special occasion every second Sunday of the Month of May.
Mothers play a very important role in our lives. They are the ones who carried us for nine months in their wombs. The excruciating pain, the sleepless nights, the mood swings, and the unstable diet — these are the things that every single mother has undergone during her pregnancy. It is then worthy if we allot some time to honor their roles for standing as the rock in the family. Together with the father, she continues to be a role model in the family.
To be a mother does not mean that you need to be a woman. Being a mother does not involve a particular sex. Rather, it is having a heart to love, serve and take good care of a child or a person, be it from your blood or not. In today’s event, let us not just honor women who have become mothers but also those who have sacrificed for their children, other’s children, and other people.
To all mothers out there, this song is for you.
About the Song, Carrie Underwood’s Inspiring Song
Aside from recording the song, Carrie Underwood co-wrote “Mama’s Song” with Kara DioGuardi, Marty Frederiksen, and Luke Laird. It is the same day that she and the group also wrote her other 2010 hit, “Undo It.” Underwood released “Mama’s Song” in November 2010 as the last single on her album Play On.
The song peaked at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, “Mama’s Song” earned Carrie Underwood several awards. She was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Also, she won two American Country Awards, for Female Single of the Year and Female Music Video of the Year. She then grabbed a BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year.
The song is a ballad where the daughter sings to her mother and tells her not to worry because she is sure that she is in good hands.
The Story and Creation of the Song
In an interview, one of the songwriters of the song, Luke Laird, said:
“We wrote this song on the same day as ‘Undo It.’ We were in Los Angeles at Sunset Marquis Hotel … I got this call from Carrie’s management, and they were like, ‘Hey, do you want to go out LA and write with Carrie?’ I was like, ‘Well, yeah. I’d write with Carrie in Dothan, Ala., if I have to!’ She was already booked to write with Kara and Marty; I don’t know why I got invited, maybe just because Carrie and I had written together before and she felt comfortable with it or something.”
With eagerness, he continued:
“We got out there, and Kara came in the first day with the idea of ‘Undo It.’ We wrote it, and everybody was like, ‘We’ve got time, let’s do another one.’ We figured that we wrote this cool, rockin’, uptempo thing, let’s shift gears. So Marty and I started playing that slow musical thing. Kara and Carrie seemed to be into it. Carrie just came out with that first line, ‘Mama, you taught me to do the right things.’ And this was before she was engaged, obviously, but she was in a relationship. We knew where this was coming from. Nobody was like, ‘Oh, are you and Mike [Fisher] going to get married?’ We just went with it and thought it was something cool to write.”
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Carrie Underwood, Mama's Song