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.
Zac Brown Band