Celtic Thunder Chilling ‘The Thunder Rolls’ Performance Lyric Video

Celtic Thunder Chilling ‘The Thunder Rolls’ Performance Lyric Video

One member of the incredibly talented group Celtic Thunder put on a stunning and outstanding performance, covering a classic tune from one of the most celebrated and best-selling musicians ever: Garth Brooks.

Covers are a tradition that likely goes back as long as music itself. It’s a practice that will most certainly continue as well. Every musician, whether Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger or Elvis Presley, has performed the songs of other artists. There are entire bands in which covers are all they play. 

Now, cover bands may or may not be your thing. I’m personally not a fan. But honestly, who doesn’t want to hear someone else’s interpretation of a hit song? It might work, or it might not, but let's give it a try and find out.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Celtic Thunder covered “The Thunder Rolls,” Garth Brooks’ hit from the 1990s. 

“Every light is burnin’ in a house across town
She’s pacin’ by the telephone in her faded flannel gown
Askin’ for a miracle, hopin’ she’s not right
Prayin’ it’s the weather that’s kept him out all night”

Irish and country music are generally not genres of music that interact much. So, it would be natural to question if an Irish band named Celtic Thunder should even attempt a country song. That combination couldn’t possibly work, right? Well, you might think that, and you would be mistaken.

The young man’s voice and the lyrics about a rocky marriage work perfectly together. He doesn’t have to change anything to make the tune his own. His singing the Garth Brooks’ hit is enough to make it unmistakably his own. Because of his accent and difference in tone, no one will mistake this for Garth Brooks.

It's an incredibly awe-inspiring performance that results in a thunderous round of applause from the audience.

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

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