June 22. 2015 Story Behind Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. This song was originally recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1994 album Acoustic. The first version to be released as a single came out in 1998 by the Country singer Melodie Crittenden under the title Broken Road. Her recording reached# 42 on the singles chart.