The inspirational hit "God Bless the Broken Road," which was recorded by Selah and Rascal Flatts, will be turned into a feature movie. The film will come out later in the year.
LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL Network analyst and former star running back, will play a pastor trying to help a mom dealing with the loss of her husband, who was serving in Afghanistan, and trying to raise her daughter alone. The faith-based film is being directed by Harold Cronk, who directed the faith-based movie God's Not Dead, and it also features pop star Jordin Sparks, Arthur Cartwright and Lindsay Pulsipher, among others.
The song was co-written by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna in 1994. It was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994, followed by Hummon on his 1995 album All in Good Time.
Since then, many artists have recorded the song with Rascal Flatts's version being the highest-charting, becoming a number 1 hit on the Billboard country music charts in 2005 and earning the songwriters a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
Selah covered the song in 2006 on the album Bless the Broken Road: The Duets Album featuring a duet vocal from Crittenden. Also released as a single, Selah's version peaked at number five on the Hot Christian Songs charts.