Culture Country Songs About Parents  

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There's something special about country songs about parents. Country songs about parenting invite listeners into the lives of the characters as they raise children, watch them grow and, ultimately, let them go to make their way into the world as adults. These are tunes that are emotional and heartfelt. They are tributes from parents to kids, from kids to parents – and all of the country parents’ songs on this list will likely strike a chord.

Country songs about parents often involve feelings a father or mother might have about a newborn child. Just take George Strait’s gorgeous “I Saw God Today,” or Reba McIntire’s “You’re Gonna Be." Just make sure the tissues are handy first. Some of the most beautiful and heartwarming country songs about parents involve mom or dad expressing their hopes and dreams for their children. Examples include “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack and “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.

Not all of the country parenting songs on this list are tear jerkers. Some of them are actually quite funny. In Lonestar's “Mr. Mom,” a dad learns that yes, crayons do, in fact, melt in a Maytag dryer. He’s trying to hold it together and parent his kiddos, and the results are hilarious. In “Watching You” by Rodney Atkins, a father is reminded that his youngster is absolutely paying attention to every single thing he does and says (including the four-letter words) and he needs to set a good example.

If you’re making a country parenting songs playlist, these are some outstanding choices! Vote your favorites up to the top of the list, and please add any notable tunes that are missing.

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Love Without End Amen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Country Songs About Parents
andy_gooden added Love Without End Amen George Strait

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You're Gonna Miss This Trace Adkins

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I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack, Sons of the Desert

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Watching You Rodney Atkins

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There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney

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Don't Blink Kenny Chesney

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He Didn't Have to Be Brad Paisley

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My Little Girl Tim McGraw

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Baby Girl Sugarland

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All-American Girl Carrie Underwood

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I Loved Her First Heartland

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I Saw God Today George Strait

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My Wish Rascal Flatts

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My Old Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Country Songs About Parents
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In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride

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Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle

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The Baby Blake Shelton

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Never Grow Up Taylor Swift

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Mr. Mom Lonestar

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Anything Like Me Brad Paisley

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Thank God for Kids The Oak Ridge Boys

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A Song for Dad Keith Urban

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I'll Be There Josh Turner

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Three Year Old Eric Church

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Then They Do Trace Adkins

The Best Country Songs About Memories

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Teenage Daughters Martina McBride

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Mother Like Mine The Band Perry

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Ready, Set, Don’t Go Billy Ray Cyrus

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Daddy What If Bobby Bare

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You Can’t Lose Me Faith Hill