Good in Goodbye

Album: Blown Away (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • 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".

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