There's no denying that family is important to country artists, and while dads, siblings and extended family members often play just as big a role in country singers' lives, right now, we're celebrating the moms.

Mom, Mother, Mama, Mommy -- whatever she's called, she's played an integral role in these country stars' lives. From Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery's moms cheering them on during their time on American Idol to Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift's moms serving as the inspiration for songs, these country moms are ... well, pretty darn awesome.

Take a peek through the photo gallery above to learn more about the mothers of some of your favorite country artists.

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