Who doesn’t know the song “I Saw the Light?” Even if this tune has been first popularized in the 1940s, it’s likely that recent generations of listeners are aware of it due the countless versions of the song made year after year.
Country superstar Josh Turner made the most recent cover for Hank Williams’ song that has become a country gospel standard. It was Roy Acuff who first covered it in 1947. Since then, numerous artists from various music genres recorded their version of “I Saw the Light.” Country legends Ernest Tubb, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Crystal Gale are among the famous names we can cite as examples.
Josh Turner’s Version
Last October, Josh Turner released his gospel album I Serve A Savior.
The album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums charts, comprises of 12 tracks, most of them are covers of classic gospel tunes. His version of “I Saw the Light” was one of those gospel music standards included on the collection.
The recording features Sonya Isaacs of the bluegrass Southern gospel music group The Isaacs. This is one of the songs on Turner’s album that features the 44-year-old singer. The other song was the classic “How Great Thou Art.”
Turner and Isaacs had the opportunity to sing the song live at the Grand Ole Opry last November.