A film adaptation of the popular country music song “God Bless the Broken Road” is currently in the works. The film, which shares the same name, will be released sometime in early 2017.
The movie follows a plot line similar to Rascal Flatt’s music video for the song. The story in the video is about a young mother who loses her husband at war and begins raising her daughter alone.
The feature film God Bless the Broken Road will explore a mother in distress (Lindsay Pulsipher) after losing her husband to war in Afghanistan, a war veteran (Arthur Cartwright) and a pastor (former NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson). Other notable names include American Idol’s Jordin Sparks, actresses Kim Delaney and Madeline Caroll and actor Kevin Yon.
Tomlinson is perhaps the most interesting name in the cast. The former NFL running back played for 11 seasons and has competed in five Pro Bowls. Tomlinson also may be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Class of 2017. God Bless the Broken Road will be the first time he’s ever appeared in a feature film.
Originally recorded by the Nitty Gritty Band, “God Bless the Broken Road” was popularized by Rascall Flatts. The song appeared on the trio’s album Feels Like Today. In 2005, “God Bless the Broken Road” won the Grammy for Best Country Song, and was awarded to songwriters Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna, of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.