It would certainly be noteworthy and interesting to know when a legend performs a classic and signature song of another legend. In most cases, this happens in the country music community. One of the notable yet unpopular instances of this is Loretta Lynn rendering her own version of Kris Kristofferson‘s timeless gospel hymn, “Why Me Lord.”
There is no doubt that both artists are equally talented on their own. Well, they are already legends and icons in country music. To tell you, Lynn and Kristofferson are just two of the finest singers who have produced tons of hit records. In addition, these two artists are also among the best country music songwriters who have crafted masterpieces. Truth be told, they are living proofs that there is still hope for true and traditional country music. Their God-given talents are just beyond amazing.
Going back, Loretta Lynn singing Kristofferson’s “Why Me Lord” is just simply one of the best that has happened. The classic hymn has already been performed and recorded by numerous artists but there is nothing like Loretta who can belt the song as much as she could. Behind this powerful song, there is a story that conveys Kristofferson’s religious beliefs. Further, it stands for what he believes in and what he does as a true Christian. In fact, Kristofferson penned it no better way it could ever be done.
“Why Me, Lord” was a massive hit for Kristofferson along with other notable songs For the Good Times, Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, and Help Me Make It Through the Night. The song helped him boost his career in the 1970’s. To note, Kristofferson came up with the song after having attended a religious service. He was humbled by what he has witnessed that it was like more of a heart-changing song for him.
On the other hand, Loretta, in her cover, offers a powerful yet soulful rendition. She perfectly delivers an exquisite performance which moves everyone to tears. Indeed, she has produced one of the best versions ever released and has definitely given justice to the song.
LISTEN to Loretta Lynn’s powerful version of Kris Kristofferson’s classic gospel hymn, “Why Me Lord”.
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