Country Mother Son Songs as That’s What Mamas Are For

The bond between you and your mother is special. Why not choose a country song for the Mother-Son dance at your wedding? I have suggestions that I think you will like.

Any song will work, but the right song will capture hearts — and make forever memories.

country mother and son dance songs

As an experienced wedding DJ, I hope you enjoy a few new country mom-and-son hits and classic songs to play for a special dance.

  1. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts (2006)
  2. “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw (2015)
  3. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack (2000)
  4. “Boy” by Lee Brice (2017)
  5. “You Are My Sunshine” by Morgane and Chris Stapleton (2016)
  6. “That’s What Mamas Are For” by Chris Lane (2021)
  7. “Mama Ain’t Jesus” by Jordan Rowe, Lainey Wilson (2021)
  8. “I Called Mama” by Tim McGraw (2020)
  9. “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney (2007)
  10. “He Gets That From Me” by Reba McEntire (2003)

Mama Ain’t Jesus – Jordan Rowe feat. Lainey Wilson

Released in 2021 on the album Bad Case of the Good Ole Boy. The song pays tribute to moms as they play a close second to Jesus.

Loveable Lyrics: “I ain’t been yet, but I’ve got a glimpse of Heaven ‘Cause mama ain’t Jesus, but she’s a close second”

Son Of A – Dillon Carmichael

Released in 2021 on the album Son Of A. A song to honor parents and tells a story of growing up and makes you want to love them more.

Loveable Lyrics: “I’m a son of a momma A son of a dad Who will never stop loving me and being there”

That’s What Mamas Are For – Chris Lane

Released in 2021 on the album That’s What Mamas Are For. The song is a thank you to all moms for everything they do to raise their children as it is not an easy thing.

Loveable Lyrics: “And she put her blood, sweat, and tears into raisin’ me And maybe a little more Thank the Lord, that’s what mamas are for”

Mama’s Boy – Ryan Griffin

Released in 2021 on the album Mama’s Boy. Even though the song is a tribute from fathers to their wives, it can be interpreted as a tribute to a mom from a son. The song mentions how a mom has an unconditional love for her child and puts his needs before her own.

Loveable Lyrics: “I know you wanna be just like me But thank God your heart’s like your mama’s, boy Oh, like your mama’s, boy”

Mama Was Daddy Too – Tainted Lyric

Released in 2021 on the album Mama Was Daddy Too. Were you raised by a single mom? This song represents the effort and love your mom expressed to raise you to be a good man. She is your hero.

Loveable Lyrics: “But her heart was solid gold And we didn`t always get along But she was always my hero”

Man Made – Granger Smith

Released in 2020 on the album Country Things. A song about how boys want to grow up to make their mamas proud. The song also states that if there is a good man it is because they were guided by a woman.

Loveable Lyrics: “Behind any guy doing anything right There’s a woman’s work at hand If a man made anything, it’s ’cause A woman made that man”

Mommas – Swon Brothers

Released in 2020 on the album Nashlahoma. The song pays tribute to all moms. All sons will be Mom’s kids no matter how old they are – and how you are a better man for how she raised you.

Loveable Lyrics: “They’ll pick you up and dust you off And catch the tears if they start falling You better love ’em while you got ’em Thank God for mommas”

I Called Mama – Tim McGraw

Released in 2020 on the album Here on Earth. The song represents a mother figure and how important she is to your life and how you must reach out to her today because tomorrow is not promised.

Loveable Lyrics: “Wrote a song just for me And I sung it for the blue sky And a couple live oak trees I thought of home, grabbed my phone from my pocket And I called mama”

Mothers – Thomas Finchum

Released in 2019 on the album Thomas Finchum. The song tells a story of how mothers raise their sons to be real men how to treat a girl and that moms do their best.

Loveable Lyrics: “Mothers Let ’em go You can let ’em fall And if they hit the ground They’ll figure it out”

Mother – Sugarland

Released in 2018 on the album Bigger. A song that is a metaphor for the Statue of Liberty and how she’s a feminine icon. However, it could be interpreted as how your mother is a figure in your life who is there to love you with open arms.

Loveable Lyrics: “You’re not alone you’ve got each other That’s your mother”

The Best Part Of Me – Lee Brice

Released in 2017 on the album Lee Brice. The song was released as a tribute to Brice’s own children and how they take on personalities and mannerisms passed on.

Loveable Lyrics: “But the best part of me, part of me is you Is you, is you”

You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Released in 2016 on the album Southern Family. The song represents a state of commitment to another and never letting go.

Loveable Lyrics: “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey”

What I Never Knew I Always Wanted – Carrie Underwood

Released in 2015 on the album Storyteller. A song that references motherhood and how a family is not something you thought you needed but is happy being a mother.

Loveable Lyrics: “I didn’t know there was a hole Something missing in my soul ‘Til you filled it up with your love”

Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

Released in 2015 on the album Damn Country Music. This song is an inspirational message from a parent to a child. The parent is hoping their child becomes a good person.

Loveable Lyrics: “When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride but Always stay humble and kind”

Mom – Garth Brooks

Released in 2014 on the album Man Against Machine. The song represents a conversation between an unborn child and God and that your mom will guide you.

Loveable Lyrics: “‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting whose only goal in life Is making sure you’re always gonna be alright A loving angel tender, tough and strong Come on child it’s time, to meet your Mom”

If I Didn’t Have You – Thompson Square

Released in 2013 on the album Just Feels Good. A song about how two people relied on each other to get through life’s struggles.

Loveable Lyrics: “If you didn’t love me so much I’d never make it through”

Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry

Released in 2013 on the album Pioneer. A song paying tribute to her mom and that many of the world’s troubles would never be if everyone had been raised by her loving mother.

Loveable Lyrics: “And our cares would all be freer If the world had a mother like mine”

Like Jesus Does – Eric Church

Released in 2011 on the album Chief. Even though the song is about a wife accepting her husband for his past transgressions and loving him unconditionally. The same could be said for a mom and her son.

Loveable Lyrics: “I thank God each night and twice on Sunday That she loves me like Jesus does”

Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina

Released in 2011 on the album Wildflower. The song is about the relationship between a mother and her child and how the child follows her example.

Loveable Lyrics: “When I’m weak and unpretty I know I’m beautiful and strong Because I see myself like my mother does”

Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

Released in 2009 on the album Play On. The song is about finding the right guy for Mama’s little girl. Hopefully, that is the groom!

Loveable Lyrics: “Mama there’s no way you’ll ever lose me And giving me away is not goodbye”

That’s What Mamas Do – Jason Matthews

Released in 2008 on the album Hicotine. A song paying homage to mamas and how they make their children their world by loving them and nurturing them.

Loveable Lyrics: “And when she bows her head to pray, You can bet she’s saying one for you That’s what mamas do”

The Best Day – Taylor Swift

Released in 2008 on the album Fearless. This song is a dedication to Swift’s parents and giving thanks to them for how she was raised.

Loveable Lyrics: “I have an excellent father His strength is making me stronger”

Released in 2007 on the album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates. This a reminder to treasure the little moments with your kids and with parents because moments like today will not last forever.

Loveable Lyrics: “Don’t blink You just might miss your babies growing like mine did”

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Released in 2006 on the album Me and My Gang. This could be translated as a special wish from a parent to a child that they hope they have a life full of happiness and love.

Loveable Lyrics: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small”

Never Alone – Lady A

Released in 2006 on the album Escape. A song described to be about how a mother is letting her son know that no matter what he is going through in life she will be there and that God is always there too.

Loveable Lyrics: “May you win and stay humble Smile more than grumble And know when you stumble You’re never alone”

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Alan Jackson

Released in 2006 on the album Precious Memories. An inspiring Christian song that reminds us all to put our trust in Jesus as he will guide us through life’s choices.

Loveable Lyrics: “His word shall not fail you, He promised Believe Him and all will be well”

You’re Gonna Be (Always Loved by Me) – Reba McEntire

Released in 2005 on the album Reba #1’s. A song reminding a child that life is tough sometimes and it is not all rainbows and sunshine. Just keep moving forward and your mom will be there if you need her.

Loveable Lyrics: “We just have to believe things work out like they should Life has no guarantees, but always loved by me”

God’s Been Good to Me – Keith Urban

Released in 2004 on the album Be Here. A song about feeling blessed and giving thanks to God for all you have.

Loveable Lyrics: “And everything I have, and everything I see Is just another reminder that God’s been good to me”

Angels – Randy Travis

Released in 2004 on the album Passing Through. If your mother has passed on, this song is for you as it speaks about how his mother is an angel watching over him.

Loveable Lyrics: “No robe of white No halo in site Well you missed the most obvious thing Man, are you blind? Just look in your mother’s eyes”

Then They Do – Trace Adkins

Released in 2003 on the album Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1. A song about children growing up too fast that before you know it they have children of their own and you must treasure every moment.

Loveable Lyrics: “You want all the dreams they’ve dreamed of to come true Then they do”

The Baby – Blake Shelton

Released in 2003 on the album The Dreamer. A song about how a mother considers her son a baby and no matter how old he is she will always be her little baby.

Loveable Lyrics: “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”

He Gets That From Me – Reba McEntire

Released in 2003 on the album Room to Breathe. The song is about a mother reflecting on her son and how similar they are to each other.

Loveable Lyrics: “There’s no denying he’s your child Without him I don’t know what I’d do He gets that from you”

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

Released in 2001 on the album Pearl Harbor Soundtrack. A song about losing someone but they are always there with you in spirit.

Loveable Lyrics: “I’ll keep a part of you with me And everywhere I am, there you’ll be”

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Released in 2000 on the album I Hope You Dance. This song is a message from a mother to her child that she hopes that they take a chance on love and faith to live a fulfilled life.

Loveable Lyrics: “And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance”

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