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Top 20 Country Mother’s Day Songs

It is a running joke that a country song has to talk about “Mama.”  While it’s not true that EVERY song has “Mama” in it, there certainly are a bunch.  With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, I’ve compiled the 20 best Country Mother’s Day songs.  Check them out to see which one speaks to you the most?  Is there another one of your favorites that’s not on the list?

Reba 4
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20) I’ll Be – Reba
I’ll be the rock that will be strong for you.
The one that will hold on to you.
When you feel that rain falling down.
When there’s nobody else around.
I’ll be.

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LoCash Cowboys
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19) Keep In Mind – LoCash Cowboys
I’ll be waitin on a call
In this little house you grew up in
When your world was safe and small
Ease my mind
With the sound of your voice
Let me know no matter where you are
However far
Your home is still your home

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Diamond Rio
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18) Mama, Don’t Forget To Pray For Me – Diamond Rio
Tell me how is the weather?
Have you put the garden out?
Are the dogwoods bloomin’ out behind the house?
No I’m not sick, there’s nothin’ wrong, don’t wake up Dad
I just thought of you and home and got a little sad.

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Rascal Flatts
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17) My Wish – Rascal Flatts
My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you’re out there gettin’ where you’re gettin’ to
I hope you know somebody loves you
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Waylon and Willie
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16) Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Don’t let ‘em pick guitars or drive them old trucks.
Let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such.
Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
‘Cos they’ll never stay home and they’re always alone.
Even with someone they love.
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Faith Hill
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15) You Can’t Lose Me – Faith Hill
Momma use to say, Girl it won’t be long
“Til it’s time to go out on your own
Chase your dreams find your place in life
I know you’ll do just fine
When that day finally came
There were things she needed to but could not say
So I whispered softly as I wiped
The tears from Momma’s eyes,
You can’t lose me
Bet your life
I am here and I will always be
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Patty Loveless
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14) How Can I Help You Say Goodbye – Patty Loveless
Mama whispered softly, Time will ease your pain
Life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same
And she said, How can I help you to say goodbye?
It’s OK to hurt, and it’s OK to cry
Come, let me hold you and I will try
How can I help you to say goodbye?
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Dolly Parton
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13) Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud ofAs she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had readAbout a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said
Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldnt wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss

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Shenandoah

12) Mama Knows – Shenandoah
That first love let the sweetest memory
Fifteen and shy I didn’t tell a soulhow is that
Mama never has to be toldMama knows,
Mama knowssomehow I think she’s got a window to my soul
Mama knows, Mama knows
Even when I think it doesn’t show
Mama knows, mama knows

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Garth Brooks at the 43rd ACM's

11) It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
Every night I pray
Before the music starts to play
That I’ll do my best and I won’t let you down
And for all the times I’ve stood here
This feeling feels brand new
And any time I doubt myself I think of you’
Cause It was your song that made me sing
It was your voice that gave me wings
And it was your light that shined
Guiding my heart to find
This place where I belong
It was your song
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Johnny Paycheck

10) I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Johnny Paycheck
And I sing “Precious Memories,” take me back to the good ol’ days
I can hear my momma singing, “Rock of Ages” cleft for me
She tried to turn me on to Jesus, but I turned on to the devil’s ways
And I turned out to be the only hell my moma ever raised.

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Jamie O'Neal

9) Somebody’s Hero – Jamie
She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero

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Randy Travis

8 ) Angels – Randy Travis
And then I said who went through the pain
And smiled through the tears on the day of your birth?
She counted your fingers and toes and thank god you were whole
Son you outta know who loved you first, that’s right
And who always came running everytime you cried out
And how many more things have you forgotten about
And who tried their best to teach you wrong from right
And how many nights did she leave on the light
While she waited and prayed that you came in
And who’d be there for you right up to the end
Think about it tonight

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Carrie Underwood

7) Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
Mama theres 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
Cuz he is good, so good
He treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps
No he’s never gonna leave
So dont you worry about me
Dont you worry about me

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Merle Haggard

6) Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
Dear old Daddy, rest his soul,
Left my Mom a heavy load;
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes.
Working hours without rest,
Wanted me to have the best.
She tried to raise me right but I refused.
And 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 ‘cos Mama tried.

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Martina McBride

5) In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It’s hangin’ on when your heart
has had enough
It’s giving more when you feel like giving up
I’ve seen the light
It’s in my daughter’s eyes

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Trace Adkins

4) Hot Mama – Trace Adkins
Well, I know sometimes you think that all you really are,
Is the woman with the kids an’ the groceries in the car.
An’ you worry about your hips an’ you worry about your age.
Meanwhile I’m tryin’ to catch the breath you take away.
Oh, an’ believe me, you still do.
Baby, all I see, when I look at you,
Is one hot mama

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3) The Best Day – Taylor Swift
There is a video
I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen
And you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships
And the seven dwarfs
Daddy’s smart
And you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

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Blake Shelton

2) The Baby – Blake Shelton
My brother said that I
was rotten to the core.
I was the youngest child,
so I got by with more.
I guess she was tired by
the time I came along.
She’d laugh until she cried,
I could do no wrong.
She would always save me,
because I was her baby.

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Lee Ann Womack and Aubrey

1) I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking
Lovin’ might be a mistake
But it’s worth making
Don’t let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

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