In May, Tim McGraw released his touching new single, “I Called Mama.”
Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their children, especially when times are tough.
However, as Tim noted during a press event in May when he was discussing his life under quarantine, you can call mama for any reason, including a hot milk cake recipe. [Editor’s note: if you’ve never had a hot milk cake, stop reading this and find—or make—one topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries, although some folks prefer chocolate icing].
“For us, during all this stuff that’s going on and being at home together and hanging out, there’s been a lot of sort of nostalgia that’s come along with that—looking back through old photos, and going back and watching movies that we haven’t seen in a long time, and cooking things that we grew up eating when we were kids, and telling our kids stories about,” says Tim. “Like, for instance, I called my mom because I wanted to . . . make a hot milk cake like my grandmother used to make, so she actually talked my youngest daughter through it, and my youngest daughter made my grandmother’s hot milk cake and my grandmother’s been gone for a while, so. You know, there’s a lot of terrible things going on and it’s been hard for a lot of people and a lot of people have lost loved ones, but hopefully the silver lining in all of this is we’ve learned how to connect with each other a little bit differently and a little better and maybe that’ll extend to a more personal connection to everybody.”
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com