His album was just released in October 2018. The singer said he wanted to go back to his gospel roots that is why he decided to make an album praising the Lord. One of his tracks includes his version of “I Saw the Light” originally performed by country legend, Hank Williams.
Josh Turner’s Own Rendition
In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, he said,
“Hank focused a lot on the blues aspect of human emotion and the loneliness and the heartache and heartbreak and all that.”
Josh Turner, as we all know, is a great well-rounded artist. He wanted to make a different version of the song. He explained this and said:
“I like to think he would appreciate what I’ve done with this song, because it adds that element to a song that has always sounded upbeat and happy and positive.”
We would not know for sure what Hank would say but this is definitely a good cover. He wanted to give some positive vibes with an upbeat tune and he succeeded. In addition to that, he and Sonya Isaacs had performed this song at the Grand Ole Opry. This is to help promote the song in time for the release of Turner’s album.
I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn’t let my dear saviour in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord I saw the light.
This part right here makes a good analogy of Jesus as a guiding light. When you are lost in the dark, perhaps struggling with your bills or academics, you might feel hopeless. When you know you have committed sins in the past and you don’t know what to do, you feel down.
All of this would not matter when you seek His guidance. Ask for forgiveness and guidance in life so that you can see the light. A lot of people have experienced these moments of darkness and the only thing that they did was to turn to Him. Just ask for his guidance and you shall have it.
Check out this beautiful song here:
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