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This tune speaks about the tragedies of losing children as Chapman admits to not understanding God's higher ways in such circumstances: We trust Him because what else can we do? The singer-songwriter penned the song about his friend's son, Michael, who lost his life after a skateboarding accident and his own five-year-old daughter Maria who died in an accident May 2008. "I sang it at [Michael's] memorial, standing on the same stage where we did the memorial for Maria," Chapman told Billboard magazine. "It was this total flashback for us."
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
This all-female group of country rockers were on their way to stardom in the '00s, with a Starbucks deal and major label backing.