Mom

Album: Man Against Machine (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This Don Sampson and Wynn Varble penned ballad is a conversation between an unborn child and the Almighty. "When God describes what a mom is, I weep uncontrollably every time," Brooks said. "Is there anything more beautiful than [a] mom to pay tribute to?"
  • The song was first recorded by Bonnie Tyler for her 2013 album Rocks and Honey. The Welsh singer originally came across the tune when it was performed during a session in Nashville's Bluebird Cafe.
  • Garth Brooks: "Everyone knows how much I loved my mom. Why no one has ever written this song before, I don't know. Why I never wrote it before, I don't know, but I'm grateful Don Sampson and Wynn Varble did."

    "It took me almost a month to get it together to record it. My producer finally told me to man up and do it."

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