Blake Shelton Shares the Story Behind One of His Favorite Songs, “Savior’s Shadow”

Blake Shelton Shares the Story Behind One of His Favorite Songs, “Savior’s Shadow”

Blake Shelton had a dream. That dream turned into a song. That song became “Savior’s Shadow,” the final track on Blake’s 2016 album, If I’m Honest.

    

“I have a song called ‘Savior’s Shadow’ on my current album that I actually dreamed,” Blake shared in a video from the set of The Voice. “I woke up and there was more of the song in my dream, but all I could remember was the first verse—I sang it into my phone and I never forgot it.”

“I’m standing in my Savior’s shadow / He is watching over me / I feel the rain, I hear the thunder / As he cries for me,” Blake sings in the first verse.

After Blake wrote a second verse for the song, he called on songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall to help finish the tune.

“I would walk around the next couple of months singing that verse, not really knowing what it meant,” Blake adds. “Eventually, I wrote another verse to the song. I realized I was onto something that was special to me. I called my friends Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall to help me with this thing and they did. It turned out to be one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever been a part of as a writer. If you get a chance to listen to it, you’ll understand why.”

You can catch more of Blake as he coaches his way through The Voice every Monday and Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CT on NBC.

Listen to “Savior’s Shadow” below.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell