“Where Her Heart Has Always Been” is a song that Alan Jackson wrote and recorded for his mother, Ruth Musick Jackson, who passed away in early 2017. The song was inspired by a hymn that Ruth used to sing called “The Old Rugged Cross,” and it features recordings of her singing the hymn as well as some spoken words from her.
In an interview with People Magazine, Jackson said that his mother had always been a big supporter of his music career and he wanted to write a song that would honor her and her love for music. He said, “I wanted it to be something that people could relate to, about their own mothers.”
The song was released on Mother’s Day 2021, and it quickly became a fan favorite. Many people have shared their own stories of loss and grief, and how the song has helped them through difficult times.
Overall, “Where Her Heart Has Always Been” is a touching tribute to a mother’s love, and it’s a beautiful choice for a funeral or memorial service.