Allie Colleen Dedicates New Song, ‘Ain’t The Only Hell (My Momma Raised),’ To ‘All the Moms’

Allie Colleen is sharing more new music with fans with the release of a brand new, summer-ready single, “Ain’t The…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 10, 2020


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Allie Colleen is sharing more new music with fans with the release of a brand new, summer-ready single, “Ain’t The Only Hell (My Momma Raised).”

The feel-good track celebrates moms everywhere and highlights the women they were before becoming mothers. With a sound reminiscent of ’90s country and lyrics that perfectly paint a picture in listeners’ minds, “Ain’t The Only Hell (My Momma Raised)” is sure to be a hit among Colleen’s growing fanbase.

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The singer/songwriter co-wrote the song alongside Karleen Watt and was inspired by an old photograph that left Colleen and Watt pondering what their moms were like before they raised children.

“This song goes out to all the moms, to all the women who put their hell-raising lives on hold to raise their babies,” Colleen shared in a statement. “My mom(s) are my greatest role models. I am who I am because of who they are.”

The mom(s) she is referring to are her mother, Sandy Mahl, and her bonus mom, Trisha Yearwood.

As the daughter of Garth Brooks, Colleen grew up in a home full of music. She was exposed to country music at a young age and started writing songs when she was just eight years old. By the time she was in eighth grade, she knew music was her calling.

“I wanted to go to Belmont University. I didn’t look anywhere else,” she previously explained to Country Now. “I knew I needed to be in Nashville to pursue what I wanted to do.”

Click above to listen to “Ain’t The Only Hell (My Momma Raised).”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.