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"Mama's Song" is the title of a song recorded by American singer Carrie Underwood, co-written by her along with Kara
220px-Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song
DioGuardi, Martin Frederiksen and Luke Laird. It is the fourth single release from her third studio album, Play On. These
"Mama's Song"
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Play On
Released September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:00
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Carrie Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, Martin Frederiksen, Luke Laird
Producer Mark Bright
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Undo It"(2010) "Mama's Song"(2010) "There's a Place for Us"(2010)
Play On track listing


"Mama's Song"




songwriters also wrote her previous single, "Undo It."

Underwood performed this song on the 44th Country Music Association Awards on November 10, 2010.


[edit] Critical receptionEdit

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic described the song as "sticky" and "tacky."[1] Sean Daly of the St. Petersburg Times compared it unfavorably to "Change" on the same album, saying that both were "too precious, too preachy."[2]

Slant Magazine reviewer Jonathan Keefe described the song more favorably in his review of the album, saying that it had cliché lyrics but praising Underwood's "understated vocal" as well as the comparatively softer production.[3]

[edit] Music videoEdit

The official music video for "Mama's Song" premiered on VEVO on September 24, 2010. It features both Underwood's husband Mike Fisher, and her mom Carole. It was filmed in Nashville, and was directed by Shaun Silva. It tells the story of a woman who meets her true love and moves away from her mom.[4]

[edit] Chart performanceEdit

In October 2009, in advance of the album's release, "Mama's Song" charted at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 68 on the Canadian Hot 100. It was the first of three promotional singles from the album.[5] On the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending September 4, 2010, it entered at number 55.[6] It has also re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87 upon its release as an official single and has reached a new peak of 56. On the week of January 17, 2011 it peaked at number two on Hot Country Songs and became Underwood's third single to not reach number one.

Chart (2010) Peak


Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 68
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 56
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 2

[edit] Awards and NominationsEdit

[edit] 2011 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 "Mama's Song" Inspirational Mainstream Song Nominated
2011 "Mama's Song" Inspirational Music Video Nominated

[edit] 2011 BMI AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 "Mama's Song" Songwriter of the Year Won

[edit] 2011 American Country AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 "Mama's Song" Female Single of the Year Won
2011 "Mama's Song" Female Music Video of the Year Won

[edit] Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States October 13, 2009 Music download Arista Nashville
Canada Sony Music
United States September 13, 2010 Airplay Arista Nashville
Canada Sony Music
Australia November 3, 2010
Philippines November 6, 2010

[edit] SalesEdit

As a promotional single (before the release of Play On):

United States: 39,000

As a confirmed single (after the release of Play On):

United States: 442,000[10]