Jesus Got A Tight Grip

Album: Fully Loaded: God's Country (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • "Jesus Got a Tight Grip" is one of four songs debuted on Fully Loaded: God's Country (the rest are previously released songs). It's a country gospel song. Shelton sings about being imperfect and enjoying beers and bars but knowing he'll get into heaven because Jesus has his back.
  • Shelton wrote this song with Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill and Rhett Atkins. Alexander previously collaborated with Shelton on "Savior's Shadow." Atkins co-wrote Shelton's hits "All About Tonight," "Honeybee," and "Boys Round Here."
  • The song mentions Hank Williams ("but even old Hank Williams finally saw the light"). Williams, who died in 1953 at 29 years old, was one of the most influential country musicians to ever live. He was also a notorious hell-raiser.
  • Shelton released this single just after releasing "Hell Right." In an Instagram post, Shelton joked about having the two tunes out at once, writing, "No one can ever say I don't cover both ends of the spectrum... Jesus Got A Tight Grip out now!"

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