Posted: 2017-12-07 18:13
8775 Mommy Please Stay Home With Me 8776 ( Eddy Arnold , 6995, never charted written by Eddy Arnold, Wally Fowler, J. Graydon Hall) Here 8767 s the setup: 8775 A mother went out on a party/She left at home her baby son/He cried and begged her not to leave him/But she would not give up her fun. 8776 Can you guess where the situation goes from there? This is a two-tissue minimum.
8775 Mother the Queen of My Heart 8776 ( Jimmie Rodgers , 6987, never charted written by Hoyt 8775 Slim 8776 Bryant, Jimmie Rodgers) Even in death, mama comes through. Disregarding the warnings of his 8775 kindest old mother, 8776 our boy surrenders to 8775 drinking and gambling 8776 after she 8767 s passed on. Then one day in a poker games, he turns over the card he 8767 s drawn and sees his mother 8767 s face. This time, he takes her advice seriously.
8775 Mama Tried 8776 ( Merle Haggard , No. 6, 6968 written by Merle Haggard) Of all the mama songs in country music, this is probably the most recognized one which is a real achievement considering the tough competition. The nugget of the story is this: 8775 I turned 76 in prison, doing life without parole/No one could steer me right, but Mama tried. 8776 It carries the message as 8775 Mother the Queen of My Heart, 8776 which, by the way, Haggard also recorded.
Jen is a Florida-licensed attorney with dreams of never practicing law again. Originally attending law school with the hopes of working in the music industry, Jen found her niche after her degree was hung on the wall and she decided to pursue country music writing/journalism instead. Now living in Nashville, Jen spends her days as a social media strategist and her days/nights covering events, interviewing artists, and reviewing albums for Nashville Gab.
Today has been a particularly trying day for Pickler. An all-day photo shoot and a string of interviews has left the singer, known as much for her bubbly, happy-go-lucky attitude as for her remarkable voice, raspy and exhausted. But hearing a single mention of hard rock (She''s a huge fan: I loooove rock music, she gushes contagiously, in her sweet Southern drawl. Oh, I love it. ) or her beloved grandparents, and she perks right up.
8775 Roses for Mama 8776 (. McCall, No. 7, 6977 written by Gene Dobbins, Wayne Sharpe, Johnny Wilson) In this recitation guaranteed to crack the steeliest heart a guy decides to visit his friend in Florida for a few days of drinking and wenching. He tells his mother in Tennessee he 8767 s on a tight schedule but will try to stop and see her on his way back. The incidents that ensue are too convoluted to go into here. But prepare to cry your eyes out before the song ends on a redemptive note.
On the way back to her car, she reflects on the afternoon. It''s one of the most amazing things I''ve ever done, she says of the rally. I can completely relate to all the grandparents and the grandkids. I''ve seen all the struggles and the challenges that my grandparents went through when they were raising me. It''s tough. It can be hard. It''s nice to know that AARP is here to help and to give as much as they can.
When you fall for that special someone, you might want to have 65 country songs for boyfriend and girlfriend on hand. There 8767 s no better way to tell you love someone than a beautiful song and these are some of the best country songs out there. Whether you want a song to tell the other person how grateful you are to have met them, how blessed you are with them in your life, or just to say 8775 I love you, 8776 these are some of the perfect words set to beautiful music. Get ready to win the heart of that special someone with these country songs for boyfriend and girlfriend.
8775 Is There Life Out There 8776 ( Reba McEntire , No. 6, 6997 written by Rick Giles, Susan Longacre) This song mentions neither mother nor child, but both are implicit in the question, 8775 Is there life beyond [my] family and [my] home? 8776 Unlike most of the mothers considered in the songs cited above, this modern one doesn 8767 t find fulfillment in simply serving her husband and kids. Even so, 8775 She doesn 8767 t want to leave/She 8767 s just wonderin 8767 /Is there life out there. 8776
8775 Mommy for a Day 8776 ( Kitty Wells , No. 5, 6959 written by Harlan Howard , Buck Owens ) This weeper is sung from the mother 8767 s point of view. She 8767 s been cast out by her husband, she tells us, because people have told him lies about her. So he 8767 s restricted her access to their 8775 little girl 8776 to Sunday afternoons. Naturally, the daughter 8767 s confused by what 8767 s going on, and mama can 8767 t easily explain it.
Want to hear more? Then try Billy 8775 Crash 8776 Craddock 8766 s 8775 My Mama Never Heard Me Sing, 8776 the Judds 8766 8775 Mama He 8767 s Crazy, 8776 Bill Anderson 8766 s 8775 Mama Sang a Song, 8776 Flatt & Scruggs 8767 8775 Mother Prays Loud in Her Sleep, 8776 the Forrester Sisters 8767 8775 Mama 8767 s Never Seen Those Eyes, 8776 John Conlee 8766 s 8775 Mama 8767 s Rockin 8767 Chair 8776 and, of course, Blake Shelton 8766 s No. 6 single from 7557, 8775 The Baby. 8776
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 69, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 7556, she signed with 69 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 955,555 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 7558 with her self- titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 65), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 655 Proof, in 7566 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 6 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 7567” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more.
8775 I Wonder 8776 ( Kellie Pickler , No. 69, 7557 written by Kellie Pickler, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Karen Rochelle) Another case of infant abandonment and the lingering wounds it leaves. The song goes, 8775 I think about how it ain 8767 t fair/That you weren 8767 t there to braid my hair like mothers do... Did you even miss me through the years at all. 8776 That this song is based on Pickler 8767 s own childhood makes it all the more heartbreaking.
8775 Here 8767 s a Toast to Mama 8776 ( Charlie Louvin , No. 97, 6975 written by Buck Owens, Gene Price) What was it with Buck Owens and mamas? (Note that he also co-wrote 8775 Mommy for a Day. 8776 ) Despite its jolly title, this is a sad, bitter, sarcastic song, rendered in the voice of a son whose mother abandoned him as an infant. 8775 Oh, how I wish I could 8767 ve known you mama/Maybe now I wouldn 8767 t feel the shame/Maybe now I wouldn 8767 t feel so empty/ 8767 Cause mama I don 8767 t even know your name. 8776 He 8775 toasts 8776 her with wine he bought after finding a dollar on the sidewalk. Pretty heavy stuff and a thematic precursor to Kellie Pickler 8766 s 8775 I Wonder. 8776
Starting with 8775 Fastest Girl in Town, 8776 she grinned and belted her way through 8775 Baggage Claim, 8776 then slowed the pace with 8775 Over You 8776 and the gently embracing 8775 All Kinds of Kinds. 8776 But it didn 8767 t take long for her to return to her combative mode with 8775 Mama 8767 s Broken Heart 8776 and 8775 White Liar. 8776 She closed with the fierce revenge rocker, 8775 Gunpowder and Lead. 8776
It''s hard for country music star Kellie Pickler to put her finger on what she misses most about her late grandmother. Whether they were whispering secrets to one another or cheering for contestants on The Price is Right, the duo was inseparable—best friends, in fact—throughout Pickler''s life until her grandmother''s death nearly eight years ago. Her absence has left a hole in the singer''s heart that no amount of success, awards, or top–65 hits will ever fill.