“God’s Country,” the latest single from Blake Shelton, was written by country up-and-comers Hardy and Devin Dawson, as well as songwriter Jordan Schmidt. As a songwriter-turned-artist, Hardy explains that he thought about recording the song under his own name — but the team of writers ultimately decided to pitch it elsewhere, in part because it’s still so important to him to write songs for other artists, and not just for himself.

“God’s Country” was created by a dream team of writers who know the country music industry inside and out. However, not even they could have predicted how fast the song would go from the writers’ room to the studio and onto the charts. (Boot.com)

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