With her new album ''Lifted Off the Ground'' out now, the country star shares some facts about herself

By Whitney Pastorek
Updated May 07, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

1 She gave Rascal Flatts their start
”Jay and Joe Don were my backup singers. I knew how well they blended. The buzz that happened with our trio was unlike any other. Like, chill-bump moments. Very little of it had to do with me.”

2 Patty Griffin saved her life
”I became aware of her during my breakdown [in 2005, which eventually led to her coming out]. I was looking for anything divine. When I heard Living With Ghosts, I felt like God was whispering in my ear.”

3 She and God have an understanding
”I felt like there were two Gods: the one they told me about in church that I should fear, and the one that knew my s—, the one that I believe told me not to lie. When I was on my knees and said, ‘Tell me what to do,’ God said, ‘Tell the truth.”’