“The Angels Cried” is a duet that was recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson and bluegrass musician Alison Krauss. The song was written by Harley Allen and was released in 1993 as part of Jackson’s album “Honky Tonk Christmas.”
The lyrics of the song speak about the pain of losing a loved one during the holiday season and finding comfort in the idea that they are now in heaven. The chorus of the song goes:
“The angels cried on Christmas day For hope had seemed to pass away But then they saw a baby boy And in a manger filled with joy The angels knew what was to come And that the king was born to overcome”
Jackson’s deep baritone voice and Krauss’ angelic soprano harmonies blend together seamlessly, creating a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the song. Their powerful vocals and emotive delivery capture the heartbreak and hope in the lyrics, making it a favorite among fans of both country and holiday music.
“The Angels Cried” has since become a classic in country music and has been covered by many other artists over the years. It showcases the genre’s ability to address complex emotions and themes while also offering solace and comfort to listeners.
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