Curtis Wright

Listen to the Song:

Mama Prayed For Me

My Story

I wrote "Mama Prayed for Me" back in January of 2011. Knowing I wouldn't have her forever, my mother was so dear to me, I thought I'd write a little something for her. Parts of the song are accurate; the death of my father and my growing up a little wild. The rest was me trying to face the loss of my mother - though I didn't know when or how at that time. I always knew she prayed for all of us kids and loved us unconditionally. She had no favorites but, I guess we all felt like we were. When she was diagnosed with cancer, my prayer was to finish this album before she passed. I came close, but lost her in December of last year, just before Christmas. I hope this song pleases her and I dedicate it to her memory. Love and miss you, Donna Lee Wright.

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Curtis Wright’s whiskey-seasoned voice and country road storytelling never let go on this long-awaited solo album.

His decades of work as a songwriter and backup singer yield an album full of evocative tunes that make you fall in love with the place they sing about: the maze of roads, taverns, and churches of the American heartland.

An honest sense of yearning fuels the entire work. On the first hit single, “Going Through Carolina” - an easy going on-the-road ballad - Wright’s longing looks to the past, basking in days gone by, but it doesn’t stay there long. The poignant back porch hymn “I Will Someday,” points that same nagging hunger at Wright’s most sacred hope for the future: a home with his God.

But as heartfelt and personal as some of these songs are, Wright doesn’t keep his hand on his heart the whole time. Some tunes he delivers with a hell of a grin. “Tunnel Tunnel,” with it’s old-as-the-hills sound, is about a hard-fought shot at breaking out of prison, and the bluesy “Dixie Chicken” is a classic young man’s tale of love and mischief.

Throughout the album, Wright’s songs have the power to take you places: from your mother’s prayerful bedside when you were a child to a lonesome night of drinking in a just-emptied house. But where they take you isn’t the thing. The thing is that wherever they wander, they have a knack for telling the truth.