Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!! See how Country Music Artists speak out about their Mom’s and what they have learned from her.
• Kenny Chesney: “I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from my mom is just, no matter what life throws at you, take a step back and a deep breath and just still take life as it comes. She’s been through a lot in her life. And she’s handled it. And she’s come through it, I believe, with a lot of grace and a lot of style. And I’ve learned a lot from that. She has taught me a lot directly and indirectly. And she’s a hard worker, but she loves life. And I thank God that I got my love of life from her.”
• Sara Evans: “My mom instilled in me a sense of humor and a low-key approach to life. I mean, all she wanted was a farmhouse, a great big farm, and lots of kids and just a very simple life, you know? And there’s just something so special about that country farm life that you just cannot get anywhere else. She did all the laundry. She always cooked. She always did the dishes. She was just always happy. She would dance for us in the kitchen, you know, while she was cooking, and so I really got that from her — just provide a happy atmosphere in the home.”
• Miranda Lambert: “I’m becoming more like my mom I think the older I get — just my demeanor, and even the way I look. Because I always grew up looking just like my dad, but I find that little things I do — even like the way I sit in the car, you know, with my feet on the dash — I’ll just go, ‘Oh my gosh, this is just like my mom sat my whole life.’ And she’s just like her mom now, so it’s really fun to go, ‘OK, at least I know what my future holds.’ You know, hanging out with my ‘Nonny’ and my mom I’m like, ‘Well, at least I’ve something to look forward to.’ They both still have a blast in life and love to party, so I’m excited.”
• Stokes Nielson, of the Lost Trailers: “My mother was a kindergarten piano music teacher. So my earliest memories of school was with my mom teaching my whole class music in kindergarten. And just from the get-go, I connected music with a very warm feeling, a creative feeling. And I always tell my mom she ruined us when she started doin’ kindergarten music because we were just hooked on it!”
• Jake Owen: “She definitely has her opinion, which is well appreciated. I mean… if she comes to a show, I may say somethin’ onstage and she says, ‘You know, I don’t know if you should say that anymore on stage. It kind of puts you in a bad light, and I didn’t raise you to be that kind of boy. So I know you’re not like that, you’re just maybe caught in the moment.’ And she’s right. Thankfully I have a mom that’s there to correct me.”
• Chris Young: “They really do shape so much of your life, your parents do. And your mom’s always a big person — especially for me. She raised us for a little while, me and my sister, basically by herself. Before my step-dad, who I call my dad, came in the picture, it was just her. And I never, as a kid, wanted for anything. That’s how a lot of moms do, and I think that’s why we have a Mother’s Day. Just some of the stuff they do, that they give up for their children, really to make sure you have a great life and a great experience as a child. It’s pretty amazing how much of their personal time they give up, and go, ‘This isn’t for me, this is for my kid.’”
• Jerrod Niemann: “When I was in high school, my mother and I made a deal, that if she went to this Tracy Lawrence concert and won the guitar that they were giving away that I’d have to learn how to play guitar. And I thought the chances of that were very slim. And me being a southpaw, I was definitely procrastinating on learning the guitar. And sure enough that night she came strolled in with this $150 Yamaha guitar with the strings sticking off of the neck about an inch. So I spent the next few years practicing until my fingers bled, and nearly wore the autograph completely off of it.”