Hitmakers: Songwriter Brett James reveals the secrets behind Carrie Underwood's Jesus, Take The Wheel

George Garner

Ihad no clue this was going to be a hit. Jesus, Take The Wheel was a very funny song in the sense that – at least in the US – it’s become a kind of catchphrase, yet up until that moment I don’t know if anyone had ever heard it.

The writing of it was very much a typical songwriting day, we went to [co-writer] Hillary Lindsey’s house, and [co-writer] Gordie Sampson tossed out that title. I felt it was ...

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