I Saw God Today

Album: Troubadour (2008)
Charted: 33

Songfacts®:

  • This song written by Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, and Wade Kirby tells of how a newly born daughter helps the narrator to take more notice of the things God has created.
  • "I Saw God Today" entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at #19, the highest debut in Strait's career.
  • George Strait told AOL about this song: "'I Saw God Today' is such a well-written song... It means a lot. Sometimes we take a lot of things for granted, especially anybody that's had a child. When they first see that child - if they're in the delivery room or not - it truly is a miracle. And you just realize that all of these things that God has given us, sometimes you just take for granted. But if you just step back and take a look around, you'll see what beauty we have around us in the things that He has created for us."
  • This was Strait's 43rd #1 hit on the Hot Country Songs survey. It's one week at the top put Strait in a three-way tie with Hank Williams, Sr. and Buck Owens with an accumulated total of 83 weeks on top of the Country chart.
  • This was the first song with "God" in its title to top the Hot Country Songs chart since Sawyer Brown's "Thank God for You" in 1993.
  • In this song Strait mentions a room 508. Coincidentally this song ascended to #1 in the first week of May 2008, or the first week in 5/08.
  • This was named single of the year at the 2008 CMA Awards. Strait's Troubadour won the award for best album at the same ceremony. Producer Tony Brown commented to Billboard magazine backstage: "A lot of people try to reinvent themselves and push the envelope and the envelope breaks. With George we don't try to overthink it."
  • On May 7, 2011 DJ Paul Gambaccini reported on his BBC Radio 2 show that with 69 million albums sold, Strait is the most successful American artist who has failed to chart in the UK.

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