Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me

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"Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me"
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album Diamond Rio
B-side "Norma Jean Riley"
Released November 4, 1991
Format CD Single, 7"
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 4:12
Label Arista Nashville 2258
Writer(s) Larry Cordle, Larry Shell
Producer(s) Monty Powell, Tim DuBois
Diamond Rio singles chronology
"Mirror, Mirror"
"Mama Don't Forget to Pray For Me"
"Norma Jean Riley"

"Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me" is the title of a song written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in November 1991 as the third single from their self-titled album. It peaked at #9 in both the United States[1] and Canada.


The narrator is having a hard time in his life, and asks his mother to not forget to pray for him.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman, and features the band playing at an airport and in a room somewhere.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991-1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 79


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 105. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 22, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Diamond Rio Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diamond Rio.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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