Maxine Brown

The pioneering Country Music star with "The Browns" – Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie

Maxine Brown – News, Music and Cobblers to Die For

Never Before Heard Song by Maxine Brown


The Story Behind A Mama’s Prayer
by Maxine Brown

Writing has always been my passion. I often wrote for my own satisfaction. After the break-up of The Browns, Bonnie and I opened our own recording studio. On many occasions, I would turn on the tape recorder and play the piano while singing and recording some of my original material. I would then store the tapes in a big antique trunk which is now full of out dated country songs.

Recently, my son Tommy, who manages my website, came home for a visit. I asked him to help me decide what I should do with all my memorabilia, which I had so carefully preserved. In doing so, he ran across the sheet music and this old tape of “A MAMA’S PRAYER”. Being touched by the words, he wanted to put it on my website.

I can remember my grandma Tuberville telling her stories of the hardships she went through trying to raise six children, the share cropping they did for first one and the other, the loss of her husband during the flood of 1928, no food and no money. Then, my mother, surviving the loss of a child. These were two of the strongest women I ever knew. If either of them ever suffered from self pity, they suffered in silence. It inspired me.

The Lord has answered that prayer. My three children are are all grown now. I have six grandchildren and one great grandson. My prayer now is to live long enough to see what they become. A MAMA’S PRAYER is a prayer all Mothers can relate to. This song was never finished but I hope you will enjoy listening as much as my son Tommy enjoyed hearing it for the first time.

Maxine Brown

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(Mom fixed this on my recent Arkansas visit. It was so good I asked her to make a second batch. You’ll love this! – Tommy)

1 Quart Blackberries
1 Cup Sugar
2 Heaping Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Vanilla

Mix with enough WATER to cover. It takes a lot of juice to make a good Cobbler. Taste to make sure its sweet enough, if not add a little more sugar.

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Evaporated Milk (1 large can)
4 Heaping Tablespoons Baking Powder
2 Sticks Butter

Place 2 sticks Butter in heat proof, deep dish casserole (casserole must be at least 4 inches deep). Mix flour, sugar, milk & baking powder together. When butter has melted in casserole, pour the batter directly over hot butter. Then, pour the berry mixture directly in center of batter. Bake at 400 degrees. The dough will come up around sides and over top to form a complete crust. Bake until its nice and brown all over. Remember: You must use a deep dish.


1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon each of Cloves and Allspice
1 Cup Sugar, and 2 Tablespoons Flour

Make just as you would Blackberry Cobbler;

This is an old fashioned recipe handed down through many generations of my family. Its quick, easy and so delicious. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream if desired.

Always fun being with you!

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3 Responses to “Maxine Brown – News, Music and Cobblers to Die For”
  1. Paul Pakusch says:

    You said “A Mama’s Prayer” was never finished. I say it is; there is nothing so pure as what you have here. Just you and your piano, singing from the heart with all the passion a mama can muster in this performance, raw on tape, imperfections and all, without all the studio tricks and a backing band to create a “perfect” performance. It’s beautiful! Thanks to Tommy for encouraging you to post this on the website and thank you for sharing it!

    I hope you post more recordings from that big ol’ antique trunk of yours!

  2. Ronnie Mason says:

    I just finished reading “looking back to see”. I appreciate your honesty with your story telling. Telling it like it is. You guys had to work at what you did. A rough biz to be in, but I know all of you enjoyed your work. And we listeners enjoy hearing the music. I deejayed for years and played the Browns records many times. I admire your parents hard work ethic and the way The Browns would never quit. I’m a fan of Classic Country. This new stuff, they can keep it. God bless you and your family.
    Ronnie Mason
    Hondo, Tx.

  3. karen joseph says:

    I just love your website and the stories.also your recipes. that sounds like a good way to fix next will be like you Ms Maxine.Did I mention I also miss you on Bill Mack.heard he was coming back but it must be just rumors,take care
    Karen J .

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