September 13, 2010 at 05:09 PM EDT

Image Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos; Pixplanete/PR PhotosWell, we already know how it’ll end, but then again, is that different from any other Lifetime movie? The sweet and simple Garth Brooks song “Unanswered Prayers” is being made into a Lifetime original, the network confirms. Without a Trace‘s Eric Close will star as the husband who’s torn between his wife (Samantha Mathis) and what could’ve been with his high school crush (Mädchen Amick), who comes back to town. Brooks is among the executive producers on the film, which will premiere in November. Presumably Lifetime went with “Unanswered Prayers” over the tearjerker “The Dance” because it’s a happier ending. (The husband recalls how he used to pray each night for that crush to be his. As the chorus concludes: “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers/ Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs/ That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care/ Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”) For me, the only question is whether Close will first see Amick at a hometown football game, or if that’s where he’ll have his big revelation. (I vote the latter. Cue the music!)

What do you think? I’m struck by how much this sounds like the idea Clint Black was pitching a year ago — a TV anthology series called American Storytellers that would bring current and classic country songs to life in dramatic one-hour episodes. A Lifetime movie really is the way to go though. What country song would you like to see the network tackle next, should it opt for another? I’d suggest Lorrie Morgan’s “Something in Red.”

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