Three-time Grammy-Award winning writer Chris DeStefano say he believes God was in the room when he collaborated with Brett James and Carrie Underwood for her smash Christian-crossover hit “Something In The Water.”
The full story behind Underwood, James and DeStefano’s number one country song is featured in the new book, Nashville Songwriter, Volume II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits, penned by award-winning Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown. The book, available now on pre-order, is gearing up for an Oct. 15 release and features stories behind the creation of over 300 number one hits by some of country’s biggest stars.
“‘Something in the Water’ is absolutely one of the most special songs I’ve ever been a part of,” DeStefano said in a new promotional video shared with The Christian Post. “I headed over to Carrie Underwood’s cabin, met up with her and my buddy James. I remember saying, ‘you guys are either gonna love this or hate it.'”
DeStefano said he initially presented an instrumental track to the group and Underwood ran with the idea.
“Carrie immediately started singing that melody that you hear in the chorus, and it was just perfect,” he continued. “She’s like, ‘I have this song title, ‘Something in the Water,” and she explained the idea behind the title and Brett and I were immediately for it.”
Adding, “It was just the perfect writing day, it happened quickly. The best way I can put it is that God was in the room that day and we channeled it and wrote it. The next thing you know we were standing up and blasting it real loud and one of the times we were playing it out, I heard Carrie singing ‘Amazing Grace’ over the top of it and I was like ‘We have to do that!'”
The songwriter maintained that he thought it was beautiful for her to end that song that way, “it just felt perfect,” he said.
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Source: Christian Post