May 2

Mother’s Day Special: 5 Country Songs for Your Mom

May is made for of our mamas. It’s the month where we recognize the hard work of the woman who raised us up, although they shouldn’t be recognized just once a year but every day. Mother’s day only highlights their presence. Before we officially celebrate it, as early as now, we’ll give you some country songs you can dedicate to your mom.

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Listed below are classic and contemporary country songs that we think are the best. The songs are not arranged in order.

Country Songs for Mother’s Day

“Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard gave us a song that’ll move you to tears as he shared the hardships his mother went through for him. “Mama Tried” was penned by Haggard in 1986. It was one of the tracks from his same-titled album. “Mama Tried” became closely associated to him, making this one of his signature songs.

His single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Furthermore, Haggard’s single topped both the country charts in the US and Canada.

I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole.
No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

“Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood

There is nothing sweeter to a mother than knowing that her daughter is happy and safe. That’s why some get so uptight or worried about their child because all they ever wanted is to have a better future for their children. Carrie Underwood collaborated with skilled songwriters Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen, and Luke Laird. Their individual experiences led to a heartfelt song that everyone loved.

“Mama’s Song” was one of the tracks of Underwood from her album Play On. It was released as a single in 2010, and it made its way to the number two spot on the country chart. In addition, “Mama’s Song” was nominated in different awarding bodies.

Underwood wrote this song when she was dating Mike Fisher. It could have been one of her inspirations too. The single written was narrated by a daughter who assures her mom that she’s happy and in a good place. She wanted her mama to know that all her hardships paid off as she’s with a man who’ll treat her well. Furthermore, she reassures her mom that even though she’s moved out, she’ll always close to her.

Mama there’s no way you’ll ever lose me
And giving me away is not goodbye
As you watch me walk down to my future,
I hope tears of joy are in your eyes

“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton‘s “Coat of Many Colors” is definitely on our list. Her signature song shows the hardship and love of a mother to her daughter. The mother tries to sustain the needs of her family as much as she can, and this is what Parton’s mother has done for her too.

“Coat of Many Colors” can be a song that teaches us about the love of a mother, the importance of simple things in life, and to stop bullying. That’s how amazing Parton is. She’s able to write a single with many purposes. This 1971 song of her’s reached number four on the country chart. It may have not placed at number one, but this is one of her greatest masterpieces.

Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

“The Best Day” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may have shifted to pop music, but she always has a special place in country music. The songs she left behind in the genre that brought her to fame were all real and tearjerking. Once you listen to her songs, you couldn’t get enough of her.

One of the most touching songs she ever wrote was “The Best Day.” The song was narrated by a daughter who remembers that the best days in her life was the time she spent with her father. Wonderful memories came flashing to her about the times when people were mean to her, yet her father’s love comforted her.

I’m thirteen now
And don’t know how
My friends could be so mean
I come home crying
And you hold me tight
And grab the keys

Even though the narrator sang it for her father, Swift actually wrote it for her mom. On an interview, Swift said that she wrote the song as a Christmas gift to her mom. She said that she did the writing and recording secretly for her mom not to find out. After receiving the record, she synced her childhood videos and finally played it on Christmas for her mom to see. Taylor’s mom burst into tears watching it.

“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride

This time, instead of including a song where the daughter or the son narrates a story, let’s shift to a mother’s perspective. Martina McBride‘s song “In My Daughter’s Eyes” will give us a glimpse of what or how it feels like to be a mother. We’ll realize the worth of love our mother has for us.

“In My Daughter’s Eyes” was penned in 2003 by James T. Slater for McBride. The song first became part of her album Martina, and she followed it by releasing it as a single. McBride’s single secured the number four spot on the country chart. It also made an appearance on the Adult Contemporary chart at number three.

The love of a mother is experienced in this song. You can see that the narrator of the song expresses how she felt having her daughter. She even said that her daughter is a gift and a miracle from God. If you feel like your mom doesn’t love you, then you might be looking in the wrong way. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” will prove to us how much our mother truly loves us.

In my daughter’s eyes
Everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
And the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
Gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter’s eyes

Now you can choose a song to dedicate to your mom for this month’s event. May you enjoy this with your mama, and always let her know that you love her. Here at Country Thang Daily, we wish a wonderful month for all the moms in the world.


Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, merle haggard, taylor swift

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