Country crooner and “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton takes a departure from mainstream radio to release what he calls a very “important” gospel song as he gears up to release his upcoming album, If I’m Honest. His new single, “Savior’s Shadow,” is a heartfelt country hymn. “Though the devil tried to break me, my sweet Jesus won’t forsake me, when I’m in my savior’s shadow where I’m supposed to be,” he passionately sings.

Shelton first spoke of the song last year on Twitter pegging it an “important” co-write with writers Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall (JR). In March, his collaborator Alexander, who can be heard singing on the track under Shelton, gave Taste of Country some insight into the song. “He started an incredible song, a gospel song, and asked me and JR to help him finish,” Alexander says. “It’s beautiful and moving and I can’t wait for him to tell the story. It’s almost his ‘Why Me Lord’ — it’s very deep to him and to us.” READ MORE