7 Country Stars Share Their Favorite Bible Verse
There is an unequivocal link between faith and country music that is so strong that its influence can still be heard in the chart topping tunes of today. As explored in our previous article, there are several country singers that have answered the call to ministry, and have left the smoky bars and neon lights for Sunday mornings, and the pulpit.
My heart and prayers go out to them as that journey is never an easy one, but necessary when you have a calling. Regardless of what faith walk an artist may decide to pursue there is always a bible verse we can set our tent on when we need to hear an encouraging word. What follows are seven country stars that share their favorite bible passages in the hopes that it will bring you comfort, confidence, and strength.
During the pandemic it was hard to get your bearings. Even a super star like Dolly Parton was trying to find ways to help everyone, and she really did help. From providing protective supplies to first responders in Eastern Tennessee to contributing 1 Million Dollars to Vanderbilt for coronavirus research. The latter actually helped fund the Moderna Vaccine. I'm sure Dolly's philanthropy is inspired by the love and goodwill towards all she learned early on.
On The Today Show, Dolly shared how the verse that states through God all is possible is so inspiring to her during tough times as it really covers it all. We think she was referring to Matthew 19:26
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Dolly went on to share how she still remembers everything she learned in church, and all the smart advice her mother gave her throughout the years. Dolly is one of the most successful, and iconic stars of our time. It's refreshing to know that even at such a high level of fame, the Bible continues to be a go to source for comfort.
Alan Jackson has earned/accomplished nearly every award, and accolade you can imagine in country music. When he turned his attention to gospel music, the reception was about the same. His first gospel album Precious Memories, a collection of mostly the gospel standards we grew up with was certified platinum.
It also debuted at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums Chart. Furthermore, the album earned the 2007 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, for Country Album of the Year. There is no doubt that Alan was deeply influenced by his parents who reared him in the ways of the Lord early on, especially his momma Mrs Ruth Jackson.
On Where Her Heart Has Always Been we hear Ruth reciting one of her favorite bible verses, and we're sure it must be one of AJ's faves too..
It was Luke 2:9, but we also included verse ten for context.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Jeff Foxworthy did not set out to become a celebrity, not at all. He was brought up by christian parents in the Atlanta area, and worked at IBM.
His colleagues thought he was pretty funny, and urged him to enter a talent contest. He took their advice, and won the Great Southeastern Laugh-off contest, the rest is country music history.
The Atlanta native has charted eleven top 40 albums on the Billboard Country Charts. Five were top ten albums, and three reached platinum certifications. Two of the three albums reached triple platinum, and two videos also earned platinum certifications.
Jeff is a successful comedian, but his devotion to his faith is no joke.
The awarded funny man was tapped to host The American Bible Challenge which aired to excellent reviews on the Game Show Network. It ran for three seasons and was nominated for an Emmy. Jeff said the series is about sharing God's blessings which are not based on our performance on planet earth, but rather his love for us. Here's one of Jeff's favorite bible verses that is especially motivating when your purpose and public opinion are at odds.
Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Kane Brown was probably one of the first country artists I heard that incorporated hip hop elements into his twang. Six years later and it is a mainstream country music standard with artists like Morgan Wallen, Kelsea Ballerina, and Little Big Town all incorporating similar stylings in their music. But Kane's early life wasn't as fun and danceable as his music is, not at all. He grew up in a single parent home, and when things were tough, his family experienced homelessness.
Music however was always something good in Kane's life. It wasn't too long before he started singing at school and incredibly enough future Opry member Lauren Alaina was a fellow school choir mate. From homemade YouTube videos to platinum selling albums, and love.
Kane has come a long way, and has much to Thank God for, which coincidentally, is the title of his latest number one with wifey Katelyn Jae. The song recently won the CMT Video of The Year Award. But Mr. Brown has won many awards to date including the following:
Academy of Country Music Award for Visual Media of the Year 2021 · Worldwide Beautiful