Jesus and Mama

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"Jesus and Mama"
Single by Confederate Railroad
from the album Confederate Railroad
A-side "Queen of Memphis"[1]
Released July 4, 1992
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Atlantic #87404
Songwriter(s) Danny Mayo
James Dean Hicks
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Confederate Railroad singles chronology
"She Took It Like a Man"
"Jesus and Mama"
"Queen of Memphis"
"She Took It Like a Man"
"Jesus and Mama"
"Queen of Memphis"

"Jesus and Mama" is a song written by Danny Mayo and James Dean Hicks, and recorded by the American country music band Confederate Railroad. It was released in July 1992 as the second single from the band's self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 4 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in and was later included as the b-side to the album's third single, "Queen of Memphis."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

It received a positive review in Billboard, with the uncredited review calling the song "soft and believable".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 72


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 25. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Reviews". Billboard. 104 (29): 72. 18 July 1992. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1913." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 31, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Confederate Railroad – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Confederate Railroad.
  5. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.