Lauren Alaina co-wrote this faith-filled song with Jon Nite and Zach Kale while trying to cope with the loss of her stepfather, Sam Ramker, who passed away on October 21, 2018, following a battle with stage 4 cancer.
The deeply personal tune finds Alaina depicting her stepdad watching over her as she goes on with her life. She also details her expectation that they'll be reunited on the other side of eternity. "I wanted to create a song that did him justice," Alaina said in a press release. "He couldn't hear me sing without crying because he was so proud of me... I wrote this song so that he can live on, and never be forgotten."
Alaina debuted "The Other Side" on Dancing with the Stars exactly one year after the passing of Sam Ramker. She danced a routine set to the deeply personal track with her partner, Gleb Savchenko. Encouraged by Savchenko to dance as though she were speaking to her stepfather, Alaina earned 26 out of 30 points, a new highest score for the couple in the competition.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."