Merle Haggard sings “Mama Tried” To His Mama

This a wonderful moment happened in California when Merle Haggard sings the classic “Mama tried” to his Mom. “Mama Tried” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in July 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Mama Tried. The song became one of the cornerstone songs of his career. It won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance” on March 23, 2016, just 14 days before Haggard’s death.

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britanicca)

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Merle Haggard sings the classic “Mama tried” to his Mom.

Mama Tried Lyrics

Song by Merle Haggard

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young gun’s dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I’m bound
No one could change my mind, but mama tried

One and only rebel child
From the family, meek and mild
My mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad I kept on turning
‘Til mama couldn’t hold me anymore

And I turned 21 in prison, doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but mama tried, mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause mama tried

Dear old daddy, rest his soul
Left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right but I refused

I turned 21 in prison, doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but mama tried, mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading, I denied
Leaves only me to blame ’cause mama tried

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard

Mama Tried lyrics © Sony/atv Tree Publishing, Kobalt Music Services Ltd Kms, Amanda Ghost Ltd

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Scotty McCreery Chart Topping Song – “Damn Strait”

Watch Country Star Scotty McCreery as he performed his top charting song “Damn Strait” at Grand Ole Opry. This song was released on October 18, 2021, as the second single from his fifth studio album Same Truck. “Damn Strait” is a tribute to country music legend George Strait. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated July 23, 2022, holding that position for three weeks and becoming McCreery’s fifth consecutive number one single on that chart. Enjoy!

Scott Cooke McCreery was born on October 9, 1993. An American country music singer. He rose to fame after winning the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States. The album includes the top 20 country songs, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls”. McCreery began singing as a child in Garner, North Carolina. School performances eventually gave way to local competitions, and McCreery won a singing contest in the nearby town of Clayton before trying out for American Idol as a 16-year-old. Auditioning with Josh Turner’s “Your Man,” he made good use of his country twang and deep baritone vocals, prompting the judges to compare him to Randy Travis. McCreery passed the audition, became an audience favorite, and eventually won the competition in May 2011. In October 2013, he returned with his second official studio album, See You Tonight. Produced by veteran producer Frank Rogers, the album moved McCreery into bright contemporary country-pop. It was a success, debuting at number one on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and earning McCreery’s the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2013 American Country Awards.

Scotty McCreery – “Damn Strait” | Live at the Grand Ole Opry (Youtube)

Damn Strait Lyrics

Song by Scotty McCreery

“Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her”
That was her favorite song
She sang along every time it came on

First time we danced was to Marina Del Rey
And I fell right there and then
I didn’t want that song to end

Baby blue was the color of her eyes
I can still see them in my mind
Probably will for the rest of my life

Damn Strait, you’re killing me man
You know I’ve always been your biggest fan
Now I can’t even listen
‘Cause I’ll get to missin’ her
Then the hurt gets worse

Damn Strait, I used to love your songs
But now every time that one comes on
My heart gets broke in half
But do I wish I could get her back?
Damn Strait

The other day right out of a blue clear sky
You came on in my truck
I couldn’t turn it off fast enough

I tried to get back in the game
But this ole heart just ain’t the same
Hell I can’t even give it away

Damn Strait, you’re killing me man
You know I’ve always been your biggest fan
Now I can’t even listen
‘Cause I’ll get to missin’ her
Then the hurt gets worse

Damn Strait, I used to love your songs
But now every time that one comes on
My heart gets broke in half
But do I wish I could get her back?
Damn Strait

I know it ain’t your fault
That she left me
And you know you’ll always be the king
But right now, I hate everything

Damn Strait, you’re killing me man
You know I’ve always been your biggest fan
Now I can’t even listen
‘Cause I’ll get to missin’ her
Then the hurt gets worse

Damn Strait, I used to love your songs
But now every time that one comes on
My heart gets broke in half
But do I wish I could get her back?
Damn Strait
Damn Strait

“Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her”
That was her favorite song
She sang along every time it came on

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Jim Collins / Trent Tomlinson

Damn Strait lyrics © Sony/atv Tree Publishing, Big Mosquito Music, Kirbfinder’s Mucho Love Music

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Alabama – “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”

This is one of the most touching gospel songs performed live by Alabama. Randy Owens did a great job with his amazing voice. This song, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” is an iconic and well-loved hymn of all times. For sure, this is a blessing to anyone who will watch and hear.

About Alabama

Alabama was the group that made country bands popular again. Emerging in the late ’70s, the band had roots in both country and rock. The band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass, backing vocals). They were soon joined by another cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). Alabama’s biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. The band has over 41 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million records, making them the most successful band in country music history. Alabama was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 and was awarded with the first ever Life Time Achievement Award from this institution.

Alabama – What A Friend We Have In Jesus ( Gaither Music TV Youtube)

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Alabama

What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer

Oh, what peace we often forfeit
And oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
To everything to God in prayer

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful?
Or who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Ooh
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Are we weak and heavy laden?
Encumbered with a load I’ve carried
Precious Savior still I refuge, hmm
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer
‘Cause in His arms
He’ll take and shield you
Thou will find no solace there

Oh, take it to the Lord in prayer
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Mahalia Jackson / Public Domain

What a Friend We Have in Jesus lyrics © Word Music Llc, Universal Pictures Music, United Lion Music, Jrm Music, Integrity Worship Music, Media Pulpo, Integrity’s Hosanna! Music, Leadworship Songs, Silverline Music, Word Music, Llc, Spirit Catalogue Holdings, S.a.r.l., Hudmar Publishing Co Inc, Mahalia Jackson Music Inc., Kidsouth Music Co

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