5 Country Music Songs About Family

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5 Country Music Songs About Family That Will Make You Cry

1. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
2. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
3. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride
4. “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
5. “Because You Love Me” by Celine Dion


Country music often tells stories about real life, and that includes stories about families. These five songs about family show the many different aspects of family life, from the love and support that families can provide to the challenges and heartache that they can also cause. But whatever the situation, country music reminds us that family is always worth fighting for.

“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

“My Little Girl” is a song by country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in 2006 as the fifth single from his album Live Like You Were Dying. The song peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in early 2007.

The song is a ballad in which the narrator reflects on his daughter’s childhood and how she has grown up too quickly. He expresses his hope that she will always remember him and the things he has taught her.

“My Little Girl” was well-received by critics, many of whom praised McGraw’s vocal performance and the emotion conveyed in the lyrics. The song has been featured on several television shows and films, including an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

“Home” by Dierks Bentley

“Home” is a song by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released on May 6, 2013 as the fourth single from his album Home. The song was written by Bentley and Brett James.

“Home” is a ballad about a man who is away from his family, missing them and longing to be with them. The lyrics paint a picture of a man who is far from home, but who is comforted by the fact that his family is waiting for him. The song has a simple, but catchy chorus that resonates with fans of all ages.

Bentley told Taste of Country that the idea for the song came from his own personal experience of being away from home and missing his family. He said that he wanted to write a song that would capture that feeling and offer some comfort to those who are in the same situation.

The song has been well-received by fans and critics alike, with many praising its heartfelt lyrics and Bentley’s emotion-filled performance. It has become a staple of Bentley’s live shows, and has been praised as one of the best songs on his Home album.

“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

This song is about a family member being there for you no matter what and always having your back. It’s a song about unending love and support.

“I’m Yours”

Don’t worry, I’m yours
We’ll make it through, we’re family
No matter how hard it gets, I’m yours
I’ll be there for you, I promise

You can always count on me
We’re family, and that’s forever
I’m always here for you

“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

This song is all about how the broken pieces of our lives come together to form a beautiful journey. It talks about how we are all searching for love and how sometimes we have to go through a lot of heartache to find it. But in the end, it is all worth it because we end up exactly where we are supposed to be.

“Bless the Broken Road” is a perfect song for anyone who has ever had their heart broken. It is a reminder that even though life is full of ups and downs, we always end up exactly where we are supposed to be.

“Simple Life” by Little Big Town

“Simple Life” is a song by American country music group Little Big Town. It was released on October 27, 2017 as the fourth single from their 2017 album The Breaker. The song was written by group members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet, with production handled by Jay Joyce.

The song is about the simplicity of life and how it can be more rewarding than constantly chasing material possessions. It has been described as a “nostalgic” and “uplifting” track with a “eely country-pop sound”.

Critical reception for “Simple Life” has been positive, with many reviewers praising the nostalgic feeling of the song. The track peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2018.


There are plenty of songs out there about all different aspects of family life, but country music seems to have a particularly rich tradition of songs about the ups and downs of being part of a family. The following five songs are some of the best examples of this tradition.

“My hay is in the barn,” by Old Crow Medicine Show
This song is a light-hearted look at the all-too-familiar feeling of being pulled in different directions by the demands of family life. The narrator sings about how his hay is in the barn, but he can’t get to it because he’s too busy taking care of his family.

“Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
This song is a more cautionary tale, warning parents not to let their children grow up to be cowboys (or, presumably, anything else that might lead them astray). The chorus contains the memorable line “Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys / They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone.”

“The House That Built Me,” by Miranda Lambert
This song is a poignant look at how our memories of home can shape our lives. The narrator reflects on all the different places she has lived, and how none of them feels quite like home anymore. But she still remembers the house she grew up in and all the happy memories she has associated with it.

“I Will Always Love You,” by Dolly Parton
This song is a classic love song, but it can also be seen as a tribute to the strength and endurance of family bonds. No matter what happens in life, the singer vows to always love her partner (presumably her spouse, but it could just as easily be a parent or child).

“My Little Girl,” by Tim McGraw
This song is fathers reflection on how quickly his daughter is growing up, and how he needs to cherish every moment he has with her. It’s a sad but sweet song that will resonate with any parent who has ever felt like their child was growing up too fast.

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