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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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