Iconic Country Star Charlie Daniels Mesmerizes Fans With 'Amazing Grace' Cover

Iconic Country Star Charlie Daniels Mesmerizes Fans With 'Amazing Grace' Cover

Legendary country musician Charlie Daniels turned in an outstanding and mesmerizing performance of the most beloved hymn of all time, “Amazing Grace.”

Hymns are beautiful and beloved pieces of music. Despite some of those favorite tunes being hundreds of years old in some cases, they are still as relevant as ever. Hymns like “How Great Thou Art,” "Victory in Jesus” and “I Surrender All” are able to say so much with so little. They are expertly written, expressing God’s love, mercy, grace and faithfulness. 

Many people are into more modern contemporary Christian music. Even a lot of churches have moved away from the old hymns, choosing to play the contemporary praise and worship tunes. However, in my opinion, it does not get any better than hearing and singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness, “It is Well” and, of course, “Amazing Grace.” 

“Amazing Grace” is a timeless classic. It’s one of those songs that you’ll never get tired of hearing, no matter how many times. Hundreds of musicians, including the late Charlie Daniels, have covered it thousands of times.

In a clip posted on YouTube, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer performed “Amazing Grace” during an appearance on Larry’s Country Diner. Instead of playing the song the same way that’s been done thousands of times, Charlie changes things up slightly.

He adds a different sound and even sings the lyrics slightly differently. It’s not that it’s bad, but even though his changes are subtle, they are very noticeable. 

But that’s what musicians and artists are supposed to do, right? Playing “Amazing Grace” the exact same way is boring. Sure, taking chances is risky, and changing up a timeless classic such as “Amazing Grace” may upset some, but go big or go home. Either way, with some small but noticeable changes to the classic hymn, Charlie makes this version his own.

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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