Classic Ralph Stanley Performance Of 'Me And God'

Classic Ralph Stanley Performance Of 'Me And God'

Ralph Stanley sang a calming acapella version of ‘Me and God’ in a classic performance.

After a couple of cheers of encouragement from the audience, Ralph Stanley’s entrancing voice quieted the entire crowd. Everyone just stared at him in an almost hypnotized way because the performance was that incredible.

In the mid-’40s, Ralph began his music career with his brother, Carter, in their band called The Stanley Brothers. They performed on and off until Carter passed away in the ‘60s.

A couple of years later, Ralph hired The Clinch Mountain Boys to continue making music with him. Dozens of members had come and gone over the decades including Ralph’s son and grandson. The band name retired when Ralph died.

This country legend also had a solo career. Josh Turner featured him in ‘Me and God’ over 15 years ago. About five years ago, Ralph passed away. Josh shared this video of one of his idols to pay tribute.

Josh Turner joined the country music scene in 2001 when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Overall, Josh has recorded eight studio albums. After releasing his first album, Josh shared ‘Me and God’ as a single from his second album, ‘Your Man.’

‘Me and God’ is about the importance of a man’s relationship with God and that the Lord should be above all else. When you keep God close, He keeps you safe.

There ain't nothing that can't be done
By me and God
Ain't nobody come in between me and God
One day we'll live together

Ralph’s performance from 2007 brings tears to my eyes because somehow, without all the instruments and fancy lights, it makes me feel just as close to God as any worship song.

For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things to himself. Philippians 3:20-21

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