Mother’s Day 2023: 20 Songs For Moms

Mother’s Day is here and what better way to celebrate all the folk-music loving moms, grandmas, and mom-figures this year than by sharing a playlist of some of our mom-themed favorites?

Celebrate 20 years of Folk Alley and celebrate the person in your life you call mom with 20 Songs For Moms.

Altan, “Mother’s Delight”

Ana Egge, “Rock Me (Divine Mother)”

Bill Withers, “Grandma’s Hands”

Brandi Carlile, “The Mother”

Brandy Clark, “She Smoked In the House”

Dolly Parton, “Coat of Many Colors”

Eilen Jewell, “Songbird”

Frank Solivan, “A Mother’s Hand”

Gillian Welch, “Happy Mother’s Day”

Greg Brown, “Ella Mae”

Iris DeMent, “Mama’s Opry” 

John Gorka, “Part of Your Own” 

John Lennon, “Julia” 

Justin Townes Earle, “Mama’s Eyes”

Kacey Musgraves, “Mother”

Leyla McCalla, “Manman Mwen” (“My Mother”)

Lori McKenna, “A Mother Never Rests”

Lucy Kaplansky, “Song for Molly” 

Merle Haggard, “Mama Tried” 

Nanci Griffith, “Last Song for Mother” 

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