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Album: Blown AwayReleased: 2012
Underwood penned this ballad about a past love with frequent collaborator Hillary Lindsey and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. It finds the song's protagonist seeing the good in her heartache and pain as she recalls a former beau. "As bad as it was, as bad as it hurt, I thank God I didn't get what I thought I deserved," the American Idol alumna sings on the chorus.
Best known as the frontman of the pop rock band, OneRepublic, Tulsa native Ryan Tedder has also carved out a separate career as songwriter and producer for various artists. His credits include Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love
" and Beyoncé's "Halo
." Tedder's cousins, Adam, Ashley and Austin Clark comprise the country pop trio Sons of Sylvia who duetted with Underwood on her Play On
track, "What Can I Say