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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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs