Shovel In Hand

Album: How Mercy Looks From Here (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Amy Grant penned this ballad about her then 19-year-old son Matt burying his best friend after he passed away. The singer told Billboard magazine that she wrote it on the airplane flying out to the Academy of Country Music Award in Las Vegas. "I had come from the cemetery watching my son and his friends bury one of their classmates," she recalled, "It's always songs inspired by people in my life."
  • The song features Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge, who has opened for such acts as Needtobreathe, Sugarland and Michelle Branch.

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