“Grandma’s love is what made Grandma’s garden grow”

I just discovered this moving new song by country music star Zac Brown. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Brown, 37, a native of Cumming, Ga., is the lead singer of the Zac Brown Band, which he founded in 2002. The band has won three Grammy Awards and sold millions of albums.

Here are the lyrics to “Grandma’s Garden,” which were written by Skip Ewing and Donny Kees:

Grandma had a garden in the backyard
She always had a way with things that grow
She’d be out there early in the springtime
Just as soon as she was sure it wouldn’t snow
She’d say “I love to watch the seeds I planted
Grow up into what they oughta be”
Oh, I thought she was talkin’ about tomatoes
She was talkin’ about her family
 
Grandma’s garden grew up strong
‘Cause she weeded out whatever could go wrong
She’d say “The straight and narrow is the toughest row to hoe
Just remember what you reap is what you sow”
Grandma’s love is what made Grandma’s garden grow
 
I went to church last Sunday morn
Same one she’d attended 60 years
They asked me if I’d say some words about her
And I got up fightin’ back tears
I said “I used to watch her rake the rocks out
And tie up every vine with loving care
That little piece of Grandma taught me some lessons
And without her I’da never had a prayer”
 
Grandma’s garden grew up strong
‘Cause she weeded out whatever could go wrong
She’d say “The straight and narrow is the toughest row to hoe
Just remember what you reap is what you sow”
Grandma’s love is what made Grandma’s garden grow
 
Grandma’s garden grew up strong
‘Cause she weeded out whatever could go wrong
She’d say “The straight and narrow is the toughest row to hoe”
In the garden of the Father now she’s home
Grandma’s love is what made Grandma’s garden grow
Grandma’s love is what made Grandma’s garden grow