Country songs about family aren’t that hard to find. Most country music is really very family-friendly; not a lot of them have very harsh lyrics or sounds, and they mostly are very profound — especially the older ones. Here’s a list of songs for people who love country music and who love their family. Enjoy.
- “Look At Them Beans” – Johnny Cash has always been known for his A-class quality songs, and has long been considered an icon not only in country music, but rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, folk and gospel music as well. The Man in Black released this song in the year 1975 in an album of the same name. It’s a poignant look at a man’s family life, and how he wishes his father could see how they all turned out. “Well, I know if papa was here right now he’d sure be pleased/And papa if you can hear me look at them beans.”
- “Grandpa” – Naomi and Wynonna Judd have been a mother-daughter musical duo for a long time now, and just by looking at them you can see that these country singers really do love their family. “Grandpa” is a bittersweet lament about the good old days when “daddies never [went] away” and “the line between right and wrong didn’t seem so hazy.”
- “In My Daughter’s Eyes” –Anyone who knows of Martina McBride knows that she and her husband are very devoted to their family. Their family received the 2000 Family Award for setting an excellent example to other families. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” is a song about the devotion that a daughter has for her mother (/father), and how everything looks better through her daughter’s eyes; how her daughter makes her stronger. This song is one of the best country songs about families.
- “Don’t Blink” – This song by country singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney talks about a man, who’s a hundred and two years old, who tells people not to blink, because life goes by so fast. “You’re six years old and you take a nap and you/Wake up and you’re twenty-five/And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.” It warns people to take things slow, to not take anything for granted—especially not family, because “you might miss your babies growing like mine did.”
- “Coat of Many Colors” – The song by one of country music’s icons Dolly Parton is centered on the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. It tells of how Parton’s mother made a coat for her daughter out of a bunch of rags that were given to their family, and how Parton’s mother told her about Joseph’s coat. The children made fun of her for having “patches on her britches and holes in both shoes,” but she was proud of it because her mother made it for her. It’s a touching and beautiful song that tells you just how important family is, and how all the other stuff doesn’t really matter in the long run.
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