TCC Playlist: I Saw the Light by Hank Williams

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I grew up on Hank Williams. Williams struggled with his faith, and lived a hard life. He died at the age of 29 from drug and alcohol addiction. And yet, his work, informed by the hymnody of his childhood, blessed people. Listen to “I Saw the Light”and more after the jump. Not a supporter of this site? Join us.

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TCC Playlist: Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore by Chris Stapleton

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“Even when the times were bad, he’d thank Jesus for everything he had.”

Chris Stapelton’s been writing country songs for fifteen years, so he knows by now how to break your heart. Listen to the track “Daddy’s Doesn’t Pray Anymore” from his album Traveller. Listen after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Just a Closer Walk With Thee by Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson

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Patsy Cline is an American legend and one of the voices that best represents the early 60s Nashville sound. We’ve always loved her version of the African American spiritual “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Listen to her version, or the outlaw country version, with Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: If the Good Lord’s Willing by Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash Country, rock, and gospel artist, Johnny Cash, “The Man in Black” lived a hard life. One of seven children, he began picking cotton along side his family at the age of five. Cash was a devout Christian who considered himself “the biggest sinner of them all.” Read more and listen to his love song, “If the Good Lord’s Willing” after the jump:

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