Spensha Baker is the 25-year-old singer from Texas who’s competing on Team Blake on The Voice, Season 14. Spensha moved everyone with her Blind Audition cover of “Blackbird”. She won her Battle Round against Dallas Caroline after singing “I Could Use a Love Song.” And she won her Knockout Round after singing Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos.” Now the gospel-turned-country singer is singing Vince Gill’s first #1 song, “I Still Believe In You.”
According to John Barlow Jarvis, who co-wrote the Grammy Award-winning “I Still Believe in You” with Gill, it was written to Gill’s first wife, Sweethearts of the Rodeo singer Janis Oliver, after having “a bit of a spat.” Jarvis also notes that it wasn’t intended to be a ballad. “It was a midtempo almost Fleetwood Mac kind of thing. Vince and his producer Tony brown wisely slowed it down.” Gill and Oliver divorced six years after the song was released, in 1998. Oliver told Tennessean, she can’t listen to “I Still Believe In You” anymore. “Some songs that come on the radio still break my heart,” she admitted. Gill remarried in 2000 to singer Amy Grant. The Voice Live Playoffs begins Monday, April 16 at 8pm on NBC.