Remembering Alabama’s “Angels Among Us” and Its Emotional Depth

“Angels Among Us” by Alabama, a song from their album ‘Cheap Seats,’ quickly transcended its original release as a Christmas single in 1993. Its enduring popularity led to its year-round use for various occasions and tributes.

Lead singer Randy Owen shared the profound impact the song had, with fans worldwide sending letters expressing how the song was a blessing to them. This response highlighted its emotional resonance.

Despite its wide-reaching impact, “Angels Among Us” was not an immediate commercial success. Initially, it reached only No. 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Its popularity grew more steadily than explosively.

Written by Don Goodman and Becky Hobbs, this heartwarming ballad is often credited with instilling hope and peace in its listeners. The song’s lyrics convey a message of angels guiding us in difficult times.

Becky Hobbs’ inspiration for writing the song came from a life-threatening incident and premonitions. These experiences gave her the initial phrase, “I believe there are angels among us,” which eventually led to the creation of this inspirational song.

Hobbs’ premonitions began during Christmas 1985, hinting at a terrible accident. This fear was so strong that it affected her actions, like pulling over while driving to Oklahoma. After returning to Nashville, she felt the worst was over, but the premonitions persisted, leading to a pivotal moment that inspired the song’s deeper message.

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