Keep Us Safe

Album: Single Release Only (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Carrie Underwood debuted this song at the ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops event, which was held on April 7 2014 and broadcast by CBS on May 20, 2014.

    God keep us safe tonight
    Keep our eyes toward the skies
    Send down an army of angels
    To make us brave
    And keep us strong and unafraid
    God keep us safe


    Underwood penned the tune especially for the Las Vegas event along with Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Shane McAnally. She said the song, which showcases her strong spiritual faith, was applicable to the troops, their families and, "even just someone going through something big."
  • Proceeds from the song went to the ACM Lifting Lives Foundation.
  • Underwood told The Hollywood Reporter the story of the song. "I wanted to write a song for this event," she said. "I kept it to myself because you never know how things are going to turn out. If I told everybody I wanted to write a song and I had writer's block, that would be terrible."

    "I had a writing date with some amazing songwriter friends of mine," Underwood continued. "I tossed out the idea that we should try and chase something for a few minutes and see if it snowballs and becomes something we love. We played around on guitar. I started mumbling gibberish and humming tunes. None of it made sense. If someone walked in and saw what we were doing it would have looked ridiculous. We started humming and the words popped out and the song really wrote itself. You just have to be able to make sense of it all and put it in some kind of order."

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