No matter what kind of a life you have, mothers are always there for you and love you the ways you are. It’s easy to forget about the unconditional love that moms gave us when we go through a busy life. It can be hard to remember that celebrities have parents as well. Sometimes they seem so beyond the scope of normal that we forget that they have a mom and dad at home who love them in the same way that our parents love us.
We rarely see these parents unless they are lucky enough to be taken on the red carpet but a lot of these parents prefer to stay out of the spotlight. The one thing that we notice a lot about country music singers, is that they always seem to be paying tribute to their parents and a lot of the time, we see that in their music.
We notice that family really does play a large role in country musician’s lives. There are a lot of stars on our list that love their parents and a lot of the times it’s because their parents had an integral part of getting them where they are in their professional lives.
A mother’s love is unconditional and that’s probably why we see so many stars shouting from the rooftops about their love for their mom. Check out these 20 stunning pics of country stars with their moms.
20. SAM HUNT TAKES HIS MOM TO THE RED CARPET
Some celebrities like to thank their parents by taking them to the red carpet. They will even choose to take their mothers instead of their spouses. Leo DiCaprio is legendary when it comes to him taking his mother to an event before one of his girlfriends. “I’m here with my mother, Joan Hunt,” Sam Hunt shared with Entertainment Tonight at the 2015 ACM Awards. “This is her first award show as well, so we’re going to do it together…I’m somewhat emotional and I think I get it from her, but so far, she’s kept it together. So we’ll see how the rest of the night goes.”
19. BLAKE SHELTON WRITES SONGS WITH HIS MOM
We could not love this picture more and we almost forgot that Blake Shelton used to have long hair when he was younger. We have to admit that he looks much better now with short hair. Shelton actually writes some of his songs with his mother which we think is pretty cool. “I kind of have a relationship with her like Ricky Ricardo and Lucy had,” he joked with HuffPost TV before a Christmas special featuring a song he co-wrote with his mother. “She pressures me to sing these songs that she writes.” They sound like they have a fun relationship.
18. JAKE OWEN IS CLOSE TO HIS MOM
It’s always nice to see when sons are close to their mothers. There was a time when Jake Owen broke his collarbone, his mother was the one that was there for him. He literally traveled to Nashville to be the one to care for him while he recovered. She even made his dinner just like moms do when they take care of their kids. He posted a picture of him and his mother on social media with the caption, “My mom is a hottie.” Okay, he may have gone a little too far with that one but he certainly appreciates his mother’s help.
17. CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS NAMED AFTER HER MOM
One thing that we did not realize all these years is that Carrie Underwood was named after her mother. Her mother’s name is Carole and sometimes she even sings with her mother. “Of all the amazing people I’ve been blessed enough to sing with, she’s my favorite!” Underwood captioned a 2016 IG post of her and mom Carole performing a duet at a CMA Awards after party. “My mom would sew my outfits for talent shows,” Underwood told Marie Claire of her Oklahoma upbringing. “She would get material from Walmart. It was a little Coal Miner’s Daughter up in there.”
16. LAUREN ALAINA AND MOM LOVE BIG HAIR
Lauren Alaina was on season 10 of Idol and her mother was with her there every step of the way. She was one of the most famous mothers in country music at the time. We got to see some of their relationship throughout the season and they are obviously very close. We would often see her mother, Kristy reacting to her performances while on the show. Lauren’s first song was a tribute to her mother and it was called “Like My Mother Does.” She’s obviously done well since she was one the show and built a name for herself in country music.
15. TRISHA YEARWOOD GOT HER COOKING SKILLS FROM MOM
Trisha Yearwood’s mother passed away of breast cancer in 2011, but you will often see her post fond memories of her mother on social media. “[When] I see a mom, I just hug them, especially if she’s around the age my mom would be because I miss my mom so much,” said Yearwood of mom Glen. “If you have your mom, not just on Mother’s Day, call her every day. Do not take it for granted.” She couldn’t be more right and maybe reading something like that will make us all hug our mothers just a little tighter.
14. JAY ALLEN WROTE SONG ‘BLANK STARES’ AFTER HIS MOM’S ALZHEIMER’S DIAGNOSIS
This photo really tugs on the heartstrings, especially after we find out that Jay Allen’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The picture was taken when Jay brought his mother on stage with him during a concert in Iowa. He told People magazine that a few years ago on Thanksgiving, it was the first time his mother looked at him and didn’t know who he was. “She looked right through me and it literally crushed me.” He added, “I’ve always been a fixer. If there’s a problem in the family, with my friends, whatever, I find a way to fix it. I’ve always been the solution-finder. But it was the first time when I was like, ‘I can’t fix this.’”
13. MIRANDA LAMBERT LOOKS LIKE HER MAMA
Miranda Lambert has always been a country music sweetheart in the industry. She’s had a long successful professional life that has had its up and downs but she has always remained strong. She looks a lot like her mother, they have the same smile. She sees her mother as a strong role model. “She’s such a strong lady, and she raised a strong one,” Lambert told Rare Country of her mom, Beverly. “Sometimes the bullheadedness is a little irritating. I think we learn from each other now as adults. My mom is a kid at heart, too. So, we kind of even out.”
12. KELSEA BALLERINI POSES WITH HER MOM
What a cute picture. Kelsea Ballerini posted the photo on social media and it shows what a fun relationship she has with her mom. They are another mother/daughter duo that looks similar to each other. She posted the picture on Mother’s Day one year and added the caption, “She held my hand as I took my first steps, and now she stands beside me as I try to leave footprints. I love you, momma.” We have a habit of taking our mothers for granted because we know they will always be there for us. It’s nice to see stars appreciating the moms they have in their lives.
11. LUKE BRYAN TAKES HIS MOM DANCING
These two are clearly close and we love the fact that they are dancing together in the photo. Luke Bryan has stated that his mom, LeClaire, always has his back and enjoys his success just as much as he does. “I was worried that if I won, she might die,” Luke Bryan told Great American Country of his 2010 ACM win for Top New Artist. “I think I was hyperventilating,” LeClaire confessed that she thought she might. “When I heard the ‘L’ come out (of the presenter’s mouth) I fell over into the lap of the man seated next to me, breaking a toenail and scraping my hand!”
10. HILLARY SCOTT AND MOM COULD BE SISTERS
Hillary Scott’s mother certainly looks like she could be her sister, she’s aged gracefully. Like some of the other artists that we have already seen, Hillary Scott often sings with her mother. It must be so much fun to share something like that with your mother. “To sing a duet with my mom, that’s the ultimate. It’s a tall order, first of all, because she’s a part of one of the most iconic duets in country music,” Scott shared with The Boot, referring to Davis’ duet with Reba McEntire, “Does He Love You.” Add Reba McEntire to the mix is definitely an honor.
9. TIM MCGRAW HAS A COMPLICATED STORY WITH MOM
Tim McGraw grew up believing that a man named Horace was his father. That was until he was a teenager and stumbled upon his birth certificate. He went to his mother and demanded answers. It turns out that his father was a famous pitcher, Tug McGraw. It didn’t seem to affect his relationship with his mother as he posted a tribute to her on social media. “I think of my mother, how hard she worked, the struggles she went through in her life, and the sacrifices she made…. [and] the legacy that she has created with all of her grandchildren.”
8. JULIANNE HOUGH HAS HER MOM’S SPUNKY PERSONALITY
Julianne Hough has taken her profession into country music as well and she made the list because she has a very close relationship with everyone in her family. One thing that the two have in common is a spunky personality and they are able to have a lot of fun together. Her whole family is into dancing and her parents even met on the dance floor. It’s no wonder that she went towards a lifestyle in dance because her family’s dancing legacy goes all the way back to her grandparents. We’re sure that her mother couldn’t be more proud of her.
7. WYNONNA JUDD IS A TWIN WITH MOM
Wynonna and Naomi Judd have been a legendary country music duet since Wynonna was very young. Her professional life was built on the relationship she had with her mom. They built an empire together and it’s obvious that they have always been very close. Wynonna made it big with her mother as a duet and eventually went solo on her own but the two will still get together for a duet. The two recorded six albums when they were together and although Wynonna did go off on her own, she was never as successful as she was when she was with her mother.
6. JAY DEMARCUS TAKES MOM TO DISNEY
If mom wants to go to Disney, then you take her to Disney. We think this photo is just the cutest and it speaks to the relationship that Jay DeMarcus has with his mother. He is one of the members of Rascal Flatts and it’s probably because of his mother that he is where he is. When he was young, she gave him some pretty solid advice and that was to never give up on his dreams. He certainly listened to her and he has an awesome life because of it. Mothers always have a great way of creating success in their children just by believing in them.
5. KEITH URBAN LOOKS LIKE HIS MOM
We know now that Keith Urban got his handsome looks from his mother. The two look so much alike that it’s uncanny. She also doesn’t look her age at all which is awesome for her. Urban used to take his mother on the red carpet quite a bit before he married wife, Nicole Kidman. Now they share the carpet together. That doesn’t mean that Urban isn’t still close with his mother who has always supported him throughout his entire professional life. He posted this photo on Twitter on Mother’s Day with the caption, “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM- and for Moms everywhere!!!!!!! – KU”
4. MEGHAN LINSEY MAKES TIME FOR MOM
Meghan Linsey grew up in Ponchatoula, Louisiana and when it came time for her to follow a life in country music she headed off to Nashville. There she formed the band Steel Magnolia with her boyfriend, Joshua Scott Jones. “Country is all my mom listened to,” she says at the duo’s website. “That was definitely in my [veins]. My dad was very ’70s rock and roll. The combination of my dad and my mom’s influences along with living in New Orleans in such a musical environment, it definitely all influenced the way I sing.” The two are very close.
3. BRANTLEY GILBERT CALLS HIS MOM ALL THE TIME
What an awesome photo of the two of them. This is one guy that has no problem at all admitting that he is a mama’s boy. He has admitted in interviews that whenever he needs some advice, he has no problem at all with calling his mom. The two live close by each other in Georgia. She inspired a song that he wrote on his Halfway to Heaven album called “Indiana’s Angel.”
“I think I definitely get my soft side from my mother,” Gilbert told Taste Of Country. “She’s definitely an angel sent from above. How can that not rub off on a man? What can I say, I’m a mama’s boy.”
2. SCOTTY MCCREERY’S MOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN BY HIS SIDE
Scott McCreery is another country music star that got his start on Idol. His mother was there with him every step of the way as well. She’s never left his side and she’s always been there to give her advice and support whenever he needs it. He was only 17 when he got his start on the show so he was quite young starting off in the industry. His mother, Judy put her own life on hold because she wanted to make sure that he was safe and comfortable in Los Angeles. Mothers are always sacrificing for their children.
1. CHRIS YOUNG SINGS HIS MOM’S PRAISES
There is one thing that Chris Young has been consistent about throughout his life and that’s singing his mom’s praises. There was a period of time when his mother raised him and his sister for years all alone before she met the man that he now calls Dad. He told KIX 92.1, “When I was growing up, we didn’t have a whole lot of money to go do stuff, and we kind of never realize that as kids. So, it made me realize just about being cheesy how special a parent that I had because of the time she was a solo mom, and she was absolutely amazing—still is—so, we always make sure that she feels the love on Mother’s Day for sure.”