Leave Love Alone

Album: Blown Away (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This foot-stomping bluesy track finds Underwood singing of a love-stricken girl unable to escape her addiction. "I just can't leave love alone," she sings.
  • Songwriting credits go to Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Troy Verges. Nashville mainstay Hillary Lindsey and Canadian singer-songwriter Gordie Sampson frequently write together, usually with a third person. Amongst the songs they've penned for Underwood are "Jesus, Take The Wheel," which won them a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, along with Brett James. For "Leave Love Alone" they teamed up with Louisiana native Troy Verges, who previously contributed to Underwood's 2007 single "Wasted."
  • Producer Mark Bright removed a lower male voice from the mix of Country harmonies on the chorus, as he felt it made it sound too much like the Oak Ridge Boys.

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