The McCrary Sisters Put A Soulful Spin On “Amazing Grace”

The McCrary Sisters return to the spotlight to release a thrilling new rendition of “Amazing Grace” written to the music from “House of the Rising Sun”. It was originally recorded by the Blind Boys of Alabama, who performed regularly with The Fairfield Four, the legendary quartet of whom that the sister’s father – the Reverend Samuel McCrary co-founded, so it has special meaning for them. This era seemed perfect to re-introduce this song, the sisters explained, saying, “With all that’s going on in this world, death, loneliness, sickness, hurt, grief and pain, we, the McCrary Sisters need to tell the world that God’s amazing grace is enough to get us through it all.”

Recorded at Nashville’s Studio PunchUp, the track was produced by the Sisters with assistance from Phil Hughley, who also contributed the searing lead guitar that buttresses the gorgeous vocals with richly toned blues.

Steeped in tight soulful harmonies, the Sisters will have the audience dancing in the aisles celebrating life with words of hope and love. The sisters were raised in harmony, singing at home and at their father’s church, but word soon spread of their individual accomplished voices and each began sharing the family vocal legacy as solo artists with a wide range of performers to include Bob Dylan, Elvis, Isaac Hayes and Stevie Wonder. ”

In 2011, the Sisters officially formed their own group, The McCrary Sisters, and have since recorded or performed with notable artists Delbert McClinton, Black Keys, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph, The Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Rosanne Cash, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr., Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Gregg Allman and many more.

About Jerry Holthouse

Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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