If you’ve spent any time in a church, and even if you haven’t, you’re probably familiar with the popular hymn “I’ll Fly Away.”
Originally written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley, it’s one of the most popular gospel songs of all time, performed and recorded a zillion times over and over. It’s had a particularly strong footing in the more prominent Southern denominations like Baptists, Nazarenes, Pentecostals and Methodists, and therefore, a longstanding relationship with that of country music.
It’s been recorded by George Jones, Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson and more (hell, even Kanye West covered it), but Randall King’s recently released interpretation is absolutely flawless. And for him, it couldn’t be more personal. Randall said goodbye to his sister Leanna last year.
“This song has done more healing for me than I have probably even realized. In life there are some things you just KNOW what to do in situations, and I knew I needed to use the talent I was blessed with when Leanna was passing.”
The emotional new music video features home video footage of Randall and his sister when they were children, a heartfelt tribute to a beloved sister gone too soon.
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