OFFSTAGE: A Royal Playlist: 15 Songs for Kate Middleton’s Labor

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Kate Middleton — the Duchess of Cambridge — has probably already packed her bags for the hospital. She’s due to have the royal baby sometime in the next two weeks. So I’m guessing she has practiced her breathing, has a focal point in mind and has a going-home outfit ready for the little would-be monarch. According to E! Online , Middleton has already started downloading music for the labor. Tunes from artists like Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Of Monsters and Men and maybe some Ellie Goulding, who performed at her wedding to Prince William. But there’s been no mention of any country music on that list. If I was going to go through labor and delivery ever again, I’d add these tunes to my playlist for sure. If Middleton just has a few country songs about motherhood and children by her side, I have to assume her labor wouldn’t be quite such a pain.

“Mother Like Mine,” The Band Perry “Like My Mother Does,” Lauren Alaina “Mama Knows,” Shenandoah “Anything Like Me,” Brad Paisley “Then They Do,” Trace Adkins “There Goes My Life,” Kenny Chesney “Somebody’s Hero,” Jamie O’Neal “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” Martina McBride “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood “The Baby,” Blake Shelton “I Saw God Today,” George Strait “It Won’t Be Like This for Long,” Darius Rucker “I Hope You Dance,” Lee Ann Womack “I Loved Her First,” Heartland “A Baby Changes Everything,” Faith Hill