December 11

The Country Version of “The Wind Beneath My Wings” by Gary Morris

“The Wind Beneath My Wings” is an inspiring song that talks about having someone in your life that supports you. It’s a song that honors the people who gave you strength in life.  The narrator of the song gives thanks to the person who lifted him and made him into the person he is now.

Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle
‘Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

Most people dedicate this to someone who inspires them. But, do you know that there was also a country version of this song? Yes, there is and you would love it as much as the original version of the song.

Its Different Versions

“The Wind Beneath My Wings” was written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley in 1982. The first artist to record the song was Roger Whittaker. On the same year, artists Lee Greenwood and Sheena Easton also recorded the song. The most popular recording of this single was by Bette Midler. She made the song reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Furthermore, Midler won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990 with it. There were a lot more of versions released in different genres. However, what we are going to look at is the countrified version of the song.

Gary Morris’ Version of “The Wind Beneath My Wings”

Gary Morris The Wind Beneath My Wings
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Gary Morris has released some songs that topped the chart, but he is best known for his version of “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” He was the first and only artist who made a version of this single enter the Billboard country chart. “The Wind Beneath My Wings” reached number four on the Billboard. In addition, Morris won the ACM and CMA’s Song of the Year. He included the single on his album Why Lady Why.

Here is Gary Morris’ heartfelt and country version of the song “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”


Gary Morris, Jeff Silbar, Larry henley, The Wind Beneath My Wings

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