One thing constant and prominent about country music artists is their faith. Not all their songs are about it; however, it is still a big part of them. Faith is a part of who they are, not only as artists but as everyday people as well. They highly express their faith and beliefs at fitting times and is steadily echoed during high profiled award events. Let us highlight then, dear faith fellas, several country artists, and their faith-based songs.
Jesus Take the Wheel, Carrie Underwood
“Jesus, take the wheel, take it from my hands
‘Cause I can’t do this on my own…”
Carrie Underwood’s debut single and her first smash hit, this song, tells the heartening story of a woman who misses control of her car when she hits an icy road home with her baby in the backseat. The near-accident song serves an awakening to return to her faith. This is also an instant resonated in Underwood’s 2014 song “Something in the Water.”
Angels Among Us, Alabama
“I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love.”
The song was a Christmas single by Alabama over 20 years ago from their album Cheap Seats. While they aim for the song to be a holiday hit, we reflect that the lyrics are inspiring our faith every single day we live.
The Old Rugged Cross, Johnny Cash
“So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, ’til my trophies at last I’ll lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown.”
The Man in Black was such a fan of this faith hymn that he included it on three of his albums: Sings Precious Memories, Sings with the BC Goodpasture Christian School, and Believe in Him.
I Saw God Today, George Strait
“His fingerprints are everywhere, I just slowed down to stop and stare
Opened my eyes and man, I swear, I saw God today.”
The song speaks of a spiritual awakening of a man while his baby girl is being born. It is an emotional reminder of viewing every day as a miracle. Some instances mentioned were “a flower growing in the middle of a sidewalk” and “a sunset with a splash of amber melted into shades of red.”
Go Rest High on That Mountain, Vince Gill
“Go rest high on that mountain,
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a-shoutin’, love for the Father and the Son.”
Vince Gill penned a part this song following the 1989 death of his good friend, Keith Whitley. It was not until Gill’s brother died of a heart attack four years later, that he finally completed the song. Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs harmonize on the track. Now, it is still aired on country radio stations and at numerous memorial services.
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