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Willie Nelson’s Sweet Rendition of “The Lily of the Valley”

Willie Nelson + The Lily of the Valley
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  • Riley is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, known for her engaging storytelling and insightful coverage of the genre.
  • Before joining Country Thang Daily, Riley developed her expertise at Billboard and People magazine, focusing on feature stories and music reviews.
  • Riley has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Belmont University, with a minor in Cultural Studies.

In 1996, iconic country singer Willie Nelson released his version of “The Lily of the Valley” as part of his album, Just As I Am. 

The song simply highlights Jesus’s redeeming power. It was originally written by William Charles Fry in 1881, based on Solomon 2:1. Ever since its release, the song has become a hymn to many Christian listeners around the globe. 

It has also become a standard gospel song that appeared in various Protestant hymnals during the 1800s-1900s. So, it was no surprise that many known country singers went on to release their own versions of the song. 

RELATED: George Jones’s “Lily of the Valley”: A Song Dedicated Just for Jesus

Among the long list of great artists, Willie Nelson’s sweet rendition is one of the top, which is expected since he is, after all, one of the greatest artists in country music

Willie Nelson’s Sweet Version 

Compared to the original, Willie Nelson’s version definitely has that upbeat country vibe. From how he strums that guitar to his raspy voice, his rendition is one of the best. 

In the video of his performance, you can see him sing each lyric with heartfelt sincerity, making his rendition powerful and emotional. In addition to that, the band playing alongside him makes this version one to remember. 

RELATED: 10 Essential Willie Nelson Songs You Can’t Miss

So, one thing is for sure: Willie Nelson’s version of “The Lily of the Valley” is indeed something no one should miss out on. Listen to his rendition in the video below.

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