Happy Easter, y’all.
In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to put together a list of the best country gospel covers of all time for this Sunday in particular. There have been so many iconic country singers who’ve recorded gospel albums and old hymns throughout the years that are just incredible.
It seems like country artists more than any other genre have so much crossover with the gospel/Christian genre. Maybe it’s because so many artists like Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn and so many others grew up singing in church and have such a strong connection to the music from their childhood.
It was nearly impossible to pick just fifteen, so I only included covers of hymns and tried to only include any certain artist once (except for Alan and Dolly, because their gospel songs are so good I just couldn’t help myself).
How Great Thou Art, Carrie Underwood ft. Vince Gill
The Old Rugged Cross, Alan Jackson
Amazing Grace, Loretta Lynn
I’ll Fly Away, Randy Travis
Power In The Blood, Dolly Parton
Go Rest High On That Mountain, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Rick Skaggs
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Johnny Cash
Blessed Assurance, Alan Jackson
Are You Washed In The Blood, Willie Nelson
I Saw The Light, Hank Williams Jr.
Because He Lives, Alabama
Softly And Tenderly, Reba ft. Kelly Clarkson & Trisha Yearwood
What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Dolly Parton
Victory In Jesus, Merle Haggard
Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Patsy Cline
And for free, George Strait’s original song: