Kenny Chesney believes that his mother is the reason for his positive outlook on life. “She’s been through a lot in her life. And she’s handled it. And she’s come through it, I believe, with a lot of grace…and a lot of style. And I’ve learned a lot from that. She has taught me a lot directly and indirectly. And she’s a hard worker, but she loves life. And I thank God that I got my love of life from her.”

Eric Church credits his mother for giving the singer thick skin. “My mom is by far the toughest person that I’ve met. She’s tough. One of those people that’s been through a lot in her life, adversity wise and never complains, always really resilient with anything that’s happened to her. And it’s just that attitude, the positive attitude, regardless of what has happened that I think is the one thing that I got from her.”

Martina McBride reflects on how she balances her family and career. “I don’t know just like any other working mom you just try to do the best you can. I have a great partner my husband is awesome and I couldn’t do it with him. It’s kind of like teamwork ya know?”

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman couldn’t be happier to celebrate this Mother’s Day with her daughter Daisy.  “Being a mother is a life-long dream for me. When I was a kid, that’s what I wanted to be is a mama. It took a long time. I wasn’t ever sure that I would be, but I am now, and it’s the greatest gift of my life.”

When it comes to buying gifts for Mother’s Day, Dierks Bentley tends to be a last minute shopper. But he knows he will make the day extra special for his wife Cassie. “Anyone who tours who has kids and a wife back home, it’s tough man. It’s a lot of work. So, I definitely need to step up to think of something great to do this Sunday, for sure. But nothing yet. As usual, I’ll probably get something last minute and hopefully, it’ll be great, though. She deserves something great.”

Alan Jackson’s wife Denise wrote a book about the couple’s relationship several years ago titled It’s All About Him: Finding The Love Of My Life, which ended up on The New York Times Best-Sellers List. Alan believes her accomplishments are a great example for their three daughters.“She’s a great role model for them anyway and always has been, whether she did anything professionally or not. I could see it in their eyes, you know, that they were surprised -- very surprised, and also, I could see them with interest looking at her thinking it was special for her to do that.”

Darius Rucker thinks that the best gift he can give his wife on Mother’s Day is a little downtime, especially since he’s not home often.  “I think the best Mother’s Day gift my wife would say I’ve given her is to let her not have to deal with her kids. [laughs] But, I’m not really a good gift-giver. I’m not gonna lie. And my wife and I have a deal that if you want it, just get it, so when it’s time to buy gifts, it’s hard to do. But, I think my time is the best thing I can give to my family, because I’m on the road so much. So, that’s what I try to do.”

Ronnie Dunn knows the importance his mother has on his life, and he feels like he is still learning from her southern ways. “Well, my mother was, you know, she’s like a lot of Southern Baptist mothers, you know, I got a good helping of that, but more than anything, it was like she held the fort down. She’s always been that rock, you know? Most mothers are. Mothers are pretty important.”

Sara Evans is pretty excited for Mother’s Day festivities, since she knows her husband Jay and her children always makes the holiday extra special.  “He’s great to me, obviously, but he’ll do something awesome on Mother’s Day every time, like get me a necklace that has seven diamonds on it to represent each child, or…and they always bring me coffee and breakfast in bed, and we just do really exactly whatever I want to do, and usually that’s goin’ outside and playin’ sports of some kind.”