We now know that Underwood ended up winning her season of the popular singing competition. But her duet with Rascal Flatts took place mere moments before her win was announced.
At that point in the competition, Underwood was already known for her angelic voice. So it only made sense for her to sing a song that would showcase that, and Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” fit the bill perfectly.
While Rascal Flatts are perhaps the most well-known for singing “Bless the Broken Road,” the song was not originally theirs. In fact, it was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back in 1994.
Rascal Flatts released their rendition of the song ten years later in 2004. Their recording is the highest-charting version of the song, as it reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the 29th spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
We have a feeling that Rascal Flatts would have topped the charts all over again if they released their duet with Underwood as a single. The addition of her delicate vocals made the song even more gorgeous than it already was. To top it all off, her voice meshed perfectly with Rascal Flatts’ lead singer, Gary LeVox.