Comedian Sarah Silverman is usually known for her incisive, often-raunchy comedy, so it’s a bit surprising to see her deliver a heartfelt ballad at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café.
“People” just posted this clip from her Hulu show, “I Love You, America,” in which Sarah teams up with hit songwriter Lee Thomas Miller to try her hand at penning a country song about her life. At first, things start off funny (and warning: the language is definitely not safe for work), but Sarah ends up taking a serious turn and writing a song about her late mother, titled “Somebody Broke Her.” Her mom didn’t have an easy life, but she found a way to make Sarah and her siblings look at the positive aspects of life.
Sarah says, “She had all these things that broke her down, but when she gathered us around, it would be, ‘Girls, look at the sunset,’ ‘Girls, look at the moon.'”
Once they had the song written, Sarah immediately started thinking of who might record it.
She says with a laugh, “We’re going to sell this to Carrie Underwood!”
As the Nashville episode of “I Love You, America” goes live on Hulu, Sarah encourages everyone to give to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s fund to help the victims and the families of those killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Go to CFMT.org/ilyamerica for more details.