Over the years, many artists have put their own spin on “Amazing Grace.” Among them are Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
Now, Reba McEntire has become the latest big-name star to cover the classic hymn.
In this new performance video below, which Reba shared on Twitter, fans can see the country music legend singing the spiritual song with good friend and Christian singer, Jason Crabb, while in the comfort of her Tennessee home.
Reba brings joy and warmth to listeners with her signature vocals on the lead parts, while Jason accompanies her with harmony vocals and acoustic guitar. After the first verse, the duo switches it up, with Jason taking the lead and Reba singing harmony.
At the end of their impromptu performance, the two bust out into joyous laughter, because they messed up the last lyric of the tune. Regardless, of the slip-up, their performance sounded amazing!
Fans can find Reba’s solo version of “Amazing Grace” on her Grammy-nominated gospel album, “Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope,” which was released in February. Other songs featured on the inspirational project include originals like “Back to God,” and “I Got the Lord on My Side,” as well as fan favorites such as “Jesus Loves Me” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Reba actually talked a little bit about the double-disc album while spending time with Jason, and revealed how she sought out her sister’s advice before making the record.
“I started looking for songs, but I asked my little sister Susie because she’s been in the gospel business for a long time,” Reba shared. “I said, ‘What do you think about this? Are you okay with me stepping into your lane there?’ Susie said, ‘Oh, you go after it. You’re going to have such a good time. They’re great people. You’re going to love them.’ And, she was right on all accounts!”
Reba later admitted that she “needed” to record and release “Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope” before adding, “A lot of people said it really helped them. And, I hope it helped them as much as it helped me. Music is very healing. But when you put the Lord in it, and the love of Jesus, nothing better.”
Reba is nominated for Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year in this year’s Rare Country Awards for her duet with Carrie Underwood on “Does He Love You,” during a celebration of Reba’s 40th anniversary as an Opry member. Now, it’s up to you to decide the winner. Voting is open through Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.