Dolly Parton sings a powerful Easter classic and her rendition is amazing
Country legend Dolly Parton performed an Easter classic at an award show, and it was breathtaking.
During the 1989 Country Music Association Awards, Parton, 72, took the stage to sing "He's Alive."
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The audience was moved to tears with her incredible rendition of the Don Francisco gospel song, which was originally written in 1980.
During the performance, Parton, who is the most honored female country performer of all time, was joined on stage by a Christ Church Choir.
It was a show-stopping performance that brought the crowd to its feet for a standing ovation.
The multi-awarded singer's version of "He's Alive" earned her a high-ranking spot in Billboard’s Top 100 on the country charts. She also won Francisco two notable Dove Awards, as reported by Classic Country Music.
"Oh, honey, God don’t care which church you go to, long as you show up." —Dolly Parton, "Steel Magnolias" pic.twitter.com/nL3t6Pep— 𝓣𝓸𝓭𝓭 𝓒𝓪𝓻𝓻 📸🦊5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ (@PhotoFox5000) January 15, 2012
Parton revealed in an interview with AmericanSongwriter.com that she had wanted to record "He's Alive" ever since she heard it come across a small town’s radio waves.
During that time, she was with her husband making their way back to Nashville from California.
“I always intended to do it because it moved me and I hadn’t had the opportunity because I wanted to do it with somebody that was Christian," Parton told the website.
It seems like the perfect night to Netflix ‘Joyful Noise,’ a musical drama where Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah compete for control of a small-town church choir and have to cooperate to win a national competition. pic.twitter.com/NUrNhLSgP1— Erin (@erinruberry) June 29, 2018
“You have to really feel something and be passionate about it, and believe in it to do it…the song meant a lot to me,” she added.
For her 2003 album, "For God And Country," Parton also covered the song "Ballad of the Green Berets." The song was originally recorded by Barry Sadler in 1966.
The country icon recorded it to pay homage to American special forces. It became a hit soon after it was released, peaking at number one on the Hot 100 chart. The song cast the military in a positive light.
Parton is known for promoting good causes. She has established the Imagination Library, which gives books to newborns until they reach kindergarten.
The past few years have seen her getting deeply involved with children. Her recent albums, in fact, was meant to raise money to provide more books to more children.