LISTEN Make sure you check out the Mom's the Word: Mother's Day stream.

With Mother's Day around the corner, CBC Music wanted to salute the women who raised, inspired and motivated some of our favourite artists.

From hauling gear to shelling out money for lessons to hiding a cancer diagnosis so their kid wouldn't cancel their tour, the photo gallery above is just a glimpse at the huge love that even makes this music possible.

Thanks, moms, grandmas and caregivers. We know it couldn't happen without you.

Artists in the gallery:

Abdominal and the Obliques
Rose Cousins
An Horse
Jenn Grant
Carolyn Mark
Pick a Piper
Hannah Georgas
Autumn Hill
Shred Kelly
Justin Hines
Jadea Kelly
Martha Wainwright
Yungchen Lhamo
Jamie Stever
Divine Brown

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posted by Andrea Warner on May 09, 2013