Alan Jackson’s “The Angels Cried” with American bluegrass country singer Alison Krauss is considered one of the underrated Alan Jackson songs. He released the song in 1993 as part of his country Christmas album titled Honky Tonk Christmas under Arista Nashville.
The two minutes and 51 seconds long song was written by Harley Allen and Debbie Nims, and it was quite a sentimental tune narrating the story of the birth of baby Jesus amidst all of the boot-stompin’ classics just like “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Honky Tonk Christmas.” Nevertheless, it still fitted in perfectly with the rest of the tracks.
But what made the song even more phenomenally sounding and touching was the gorgeous voice lent by Alison Krauss. Well, Alan and Alison dueting never fail to be good as they always knew how to harmonize well. Though, Alan with his full beard (instead of signature mustache only style) and Alison donning high hair gave it more of a kick.
And as we all say, we gotta love the ’90s. The music and the style are just immaculate.
So, take yourself on a good run of very early Christmas tunes with Honky Tonk Christmas. And start that off with Alan Jackson and Alison Krauss’ incredible duet of “The Angels Cried” (which you can watch in the video below). Trust us, you’ll never regret it.
Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss