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Encyclopedia > Jesus, Take the Wheel
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
"Jesus, Take the Wheel" cover
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Some Hearts
Released October 2005 (U.S.)
Format Digital download
Genre Country/Pop/Christian
Length 3:46
Label Arista
Writer(s) Hillary Lindsey
Gordie Sampson
Brett James
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Chart positions
  • #16 (Canada)
  • #20 (U.S.)
  • #1 (U.S. Country)
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
"Inside Your Heaven"
(2005)
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
(2005)
"Some Hearts"
(2005, pop)
"Don't Forget To Remember Me" (2005, country)

"Jesus, Take the Wheel" is a Grammy Award-winning song written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. It is the second single from Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts. The song was nominated for Song of the Year, Best Female Country Vocal Performance and won the Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards. Image File history File links 618px-Jttw_single_frontcd. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Some Hearts is the debut album from fourth-season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, released on November 15, 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Gordie Sampson is a singer and Grammy winning songwriter from Big Pond, Nova Scotia. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... A Gold Single is a single that has passed a milestone in official sales. ... The RIAA Logo. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Inside Your Heaven is the first single by 2005 American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood. ... Some Hearts is a song written by Diane Warren. ... Dont Forget to Remember Me is the second country single from Carrie Underwoods triple-platinum debut album Some Hearts. Carrie went back to perform this single live on American Idol on the 5th seasons finale on May 24, 2006. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Gordie Sampson is a singer and Grammy winning songwriter from Big Pond, Nova Scotia. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Some Hearts is the debut album from fourth-season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, released on November 15, 2005. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


In April 2006 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The RIAA Logo. ...


The song was at #39 on the Billboard US country charts in its very first week, marking the first time in that chart's history that a singer's debut single was already Top 40 in its first week.


The song spent six weeks as number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, tying Faith Hill's Breathe as a runner-up for longest-running number-one by a solo female artist, a record held by Connie Smith. Smith's "Once a Day" had an eight-week run at number one in 1964-65. Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Breathe was the first single off of Faith Hills 1999 album, Breathe. ... Connie Smith (born August 14, 1941), born Constance Meador in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, is a country singer, best known for her 1964 hit song Once a Day, and often hailed by music critics as one of the finest voices in Country Music. ...


It proved to be a crossover hit, eventually making it to number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and selling over 800,000 digital downloads. In music, crossover is a term used to describe material borrowed from a different style or genre and whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of styles or genres. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Digital Downloads are official legally-released music singles released by artists to the public. ...


On March 2, 2006, Carrie Underwood went back to American Idol to perform the song. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


On May 23, 2006, at the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was named Single of the Year.


On December 11, 2006, Oprah Winfrey held an "iTunes" concert featuring Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, and Tony Bennet. Carrie performed "Jesus, Take the Wheel" there. The correct title of this article is . ...


Music Video

The music video (viewable here) for it was originally slated for release on November 4, 2005 but was delayed and made available at a later date on Yahoo! Launch. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yahoo! Inc. ... A 1999 issue (#35) of the LAUNCH disk magazine, a precursor of LAUNCHcast. ...


The song tells the story of a young mother who lives a hectic life. On her late-night drive on a snow-covered road in Cincinnati, Ohio, the woman begins sorting out her emotions and bemoans not having enough time to do the things that really matter. Then, her car hits a patch of black ice, causing the woman to lose control of her car. She panics, takes her hands off the steering wheel and cries out to Jesus; shortly thereafter, the car stops spinning and safely stops on the shoulder. After taking stock of the situation (and seeing that her baby has remained fast asleep in the rear seat), the woman decides to "give Jesus the wheel" not only of her car but of her life also. Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1802 (village) - 1819 (city) Government type Strong mayor  - Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City  79. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The video for "Jesus, Take The Wheel" spent 3 weeks at #1 on CMT's Top 20 Countdown, and in December 2006, it was revealed that it was the #5 video of 2006 according to CMT's Top 20 of 2006 Countdown.


Chart Performance

Chart (2005) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 36
U.S. Billboard Country Singles 1
U.S. Christian Hits 1
Chart (2006) Peak
Position
U.S. Adult Contemporary 23
Canadian BDS Airplay 16
Canadian Radio & Records Country Singles 1

Succession

Preceded by
"She Let Herself Go"
by George Strait
Hot Country Songs
number one single

January 21, 2006-February 25, 2006
Succeeded by
"When I Get Where I'm Going"
by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jesus, Take the Wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (413 words)
"Jesus, Take the Wheel" is the first single from American Idol season four winner Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts.
After taking stock of the situation (and seeing that her baby has remained fast asleep in the rear seat), the woman vows to give her life to Christ.
In April 2006 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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