Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel” was her first number one song, and it was almost not hers at all. Lady A’s Hillary Scott almost recorded it when she had a development deal before Lady A.

Hillary told Taste Of Country, “It was one of my favorites, and then that was all during in the time she was on American Idol. She was a country artist on American Idol, which was amazing, and that song really spoke to her.”

Scott adds, “It’s neat to have watched the journey — the journey of that song — because they all have their own.”

The song gave Underwood her first No.1 hit in 2006, and it also went on to win an ACM Award for Single of the Year, as well as Grammy Awards for Best Country Song, and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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