Don’t miss singer-songwriter Cheri Magill’s third album, “Tour Guide” — inspired by the wild ride that is parenting.
“I felt drawn to write about motherhood, because it has stretched me more than any other thing I’ve been a part of in life,” said Magill. “I write about it because many times I’ve struggled and grasped at straws…But I have also found my heart bursting and doubling in size as I’ve watched my children grow and teach me how to love unconditionally.
“I believe that mothers need to feel they aren’t alone,” continued the “I Am Momma Hear Me Roar” blogger, “And they need to know someone else feels the same way they do.”
It’s hard not to commiserate with the raw truth that is in Magill’s joyfully exasperated song, “Crazy.” Mothers around the world can identify when she croons, “I slave away to make a meal that you refuse to eat/ When I’ve put it all away, you tell me you’re starving.” Although those munchkins can test her patience, Magill maintains her sense of humor throughout, with a reassuring “At least I’m cra-zy about you!”
Produced in Nashville by Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson), “Tour Guide” will be released on May 4, just in time to be the soundtrack to your Mother’s Day fete, on Sunday, May 13.
“Tour Guide” CD by Chery Magill, $12.97, Cheri