Does it get more classic that Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”?
A staple among country fans (and pretty much anybody with a soul), we’ve heard it covered by everybody from Eric Church to Brandi Carlile and Keith Urban, not to mention other musical legends like Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Make no mistake, Tenille’s cover can stand among the best of them.
And for her, given the times we’re living in, “Hallelujah” is as important as it’s ever been.
“This song brings me comfort and hope, and during these times, we could all use a little bit of both. I wanted to share my version of this song because it holds a special place in my heart. It played an instrumental role in my signing at Sony Music and it has always been a special song to me, but right now, this song has reached a different place in me than it ever has before. I hope the word ‘Hallelujah’ carries a reminder that we’re going to be ok.”
In addition to the studio version, the newly-crowned ACM New Female New Artist of the Year, also delivered a flawless acoustic performance from inside the Mother Church, the iconic Ryman Auditorium.
Here’s the studio version.