Alison Krauss Sings “It Is Well” As Tribute To Loretta Lynn In 2017

Alison Krauss, renowned for her ethereal voice and versatile musical talent, has left an indelible mark on the music industry over her illustrious 30-year career. With roots deeply embedded in bluegrass, Krauss’s distinct vocals have made her a sought-after collaborator across a spectrum of genres.

From enchanting duets with country luminaries like Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and Emmylou Harris to her Grammy-winning partnership with Shenandoah on “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” Krauss’s ability to seamlessly blend her voice with others has garnered widespread acclaim.

Her angelic tones have transcended boundaries, earning her recognition and awards in gospel, Americana, bluegrass, and pop music. Krauss holds the distinction of being the most awarded singer and female artist in Grammy history, a testament to her enduring talent and universal appeal.

In a poignant moment during Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday celebration at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Krauss took the stage to deliver a heartfelt rendition of the Christian hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.” Stripping away her signature fiddle, Krauss’s pure vocals, accompanied only by a piano, captivated the audience of 12,000, evoking both sing-alongs and cheers.

The choice of “It Is Well” carries profound significance, with the hymn’s origins tracing back nearly 150 years to hymnist Horatio Spafford, who penned the lyrics amidst personal tragedy. As Krauss’s voice filled the arena, it served as a poignant tribute to Lynn, who herself has faced adversities, including a debilitating stroke and a subsequent hip injury.

Despite the challenges she has endured, Lynn’s resilience shines through, evident in the warmth of her smile during the birthday celebration. Krauss’s performance, resonating with hope and faith, served as a touching homage to Lynn’s strength and spirit.

Witness Alison Krauss’s stirring rendition of “It Is Well With My Soul” for Loretta Lynn in the video below, a testament to the enduring power of music to uplift and inspire in times of adversity.


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