Rushmore of country music. Share this country music news with friends: Your email address will not be published. Josh Turner Surprises Nashville Honkey Tonkers with Surprise Set! I Serve A Savior debuted at No. Josh, who has scored a handful of No. Sonya Issacs of The Issacs joined Turner as the featured vocalist on the song. At the time, I worked as a Retail Store cashier. What a thought! In the album, Haggard together with his band, The Strangers, collaborated with the Carter Family. Josh Turner won his first Gospel Music Association Dove Award at the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards on Oct. 15 in Nashville. The song Turner picked to pay respect to Williams was “I Saw the Light.” It’s a song that Turner is quite familiar with, since he recorded it for his 2018 gospel album I Serve a Savior. Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle. The pain of knowing he had gone to his death without accepting Jesus as his Savior was more than I could bear. 1 on Nielsen’s Top Current Country Albums Chart and No. Rushmore cover series. Haggard’s songs in the album were never released as a single. I needed to distance myself from the tormenting thought that he had just entered eternity without God, and from the guilt that I had not done more for him. “I Saw the Light” is one of the greatest gospel songs written and recorded by Hank Williams. He respects country music’s traditions and the singers who helped shape those traditions through the years. Hats off to him for continuing to share the songs of country singers who blazed the trail for him and so many others. is how my mind had interpreted his song. THAT is Grace! This is a widget ready area. In 1971, Haggard released his live album The Land of Many Churches under his record label Capitol. The 11-song project, which features single “Classic,” follows her 2015 major-label debut album, Untamed. Williams first release of the song wasn’t successful. THAT is Mercy! The “musically brilliant” (Worship Magazine) album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks and it currently sits Top 10 on the Top Current Contemporary Christian Albums chart, as it has for nearly a year since its Oct. 2018 release. I was angry at him. I found myself completely alone in a deserted hallway, surrounded by a quietness so unusual that I could almost feel it. I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton. Check Your Spiritual Health My prayer was, “Lord, if this dream came from You and my interpretation is correct that Robbie saw the Light and is with You today, let me hear the song “I Saw the Light” sometime during this day.” I had not heard the song in years. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA, ACM and GMA Dove Award nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. One morning at dawn, eleven months later and out of the blue, I had a dream of him. Although not one of the artist’s absolute masterpieces, it has nevertheless been covered by a wide range of artists, and as with so many Hank Williams’ songs, has become a country music standard. 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Timelines Imminency For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit Another artist Turner placed on his Mt. But, it eventually reached the spotlight making it one of Williams’ famous songs. The words “I just saw the light” became his inspiration. Therefore, none were able to enter the chart. I Saw The Light Lyrics. 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One of Hank Williams’ finest songs concerning his strong religious conviction, “I Saw The Light” is a wonderful, almost gospel-like song, with moments of real lyrical insight, even if the bouncy melody may grate slightly at times.