Rascal Flatts’ ‘Bless the Broken Road’ to Become a Movie
Soon the Rascal Flatts 2005 hit “Bless the Broken Road” will be more than just a chart-topping tune…it will be a feature film.
The song has been chosen as the inspiration for a faith-based movie titled God Bless the Broken Road, to be directed by Harold Cronk, who also directed the faith-based film God's Not Dead. Deadline reports the film will tell the story of a woman whose husband was killed serving in Afghanistan and has to then raise her daughter on her own.
“I felt it was important to show someone in a crisis of faith in the face of overwhelming loss,” says Cronk, who co-wrote the script with Jennifer Dornbush.
The movie is expected to be released in late 2016 or early 2017.
“Bless the Broken Road” appeared on Rascal Flatts’ album Feels Like Today, but it had been previously recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994 and by one of its songwriters, Marcus Hummon, in 1995. The inspirational ballad earned Hummon and his co-writers, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna, a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
Rascal Flatts are gearing up for their Rhythm and Roots Tour with Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane, kicking things off June 17 in Charlotte, N.C. They recently wrapped their Las Vegas residency, which they said will influence the tour by bringing in some of the new elements they tried out during the run.
“It’s really important to us that each year our shows are fresh and exciting for our fans,” Jay DeMarcus says. “We put a lot of thought into how to do that this year and mixing it up in Vegas was really fun so we decided to continue with this new change of pace out on the road this summer."
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