God's Will

Album: Martina (2003)
Charted: 85
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Songfacts®:

  • Nashville songwriter Barry Dean penned this song with Tom Douglas about his daughter, who was born with special needs, and the challenges involved in dealing with her disability. He told Billboard magazine: "It's actually torn out of my journal, and Tom Douglas helped to shape all of that."
  • Dean had only just signed his first writers' deal when the song was cut by Martina McBride and its success helped him rethink how he should approach his writing. "This was one of the first songs that cemented for me the idea that I was going to have to be a hard writer," he said. "If it was funny, I was going to do what I thought was funny, and if it was serious, I would be serious. I would write more from the heart than the head."

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