Alison Krauss Sings James Taylors “Carolina In My Mind”

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Alison Krauss lends her incomparable talents to James Taylor’s timeless classic, “Carolina In My Mind” during a performance at the 2006 A Musicares Person of the Year Tribute Honoring James Taylor.

When Alison Krauss takes the microphone, magic happens. Her voice perfectly intertwines with Jerry Douglas’s masterful dobro instrumentation during the performance to create an unforgettable rendition of Taylor’s cherished tune.

Douglas and Alison singing and playing their hearts out.
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Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas

Watching Krauss and her Union Station band perform alongside Jerry Douglas is a memorable experience.

Alison can be heard singing, “Can’t you see the sunshine? Can’t you just feel the moonshine? Ain’t it just like a friend of mine hit me from the heart? Yes, I’m going to Carolina in my mind.”

Alison’s voice has aged like fine wine. There’s no doubt about it – she is an unparalleled talent, one of the most original voices country music has ever bestowed upon us.

But the allure doesn’t stop there. Jerry Douglas is a true titan in the world of music. Renowned for his mesmerizing performances on the dobro and lap steel guitar, Douglas has amassed an impressive fourteen Grammy Awards and earned the prestigious “Musician of the Year” title from the Country Music Association three times!

His instrumental prowess adds a layer of enchantment to Krauss’s vocals, resulting in an unforgettable performance that lingers in your soul long after the last note has faded.

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James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind” has become an anthem, not only for the legendary singer-songwriter but also an unofficial state anthem for North Carolina. Now, with Alison Krauss’s rendition, the song takes on a new dimension, breathing new life into those cherished lyrics and melodies.

For Alison Krauss fans, this rendition is a must-listen. It’s a chance to witness two musical titans unite on stage, pouring their hearts and souls into every note.

So, if you’re yearning for a musical journey that will touch your heart, soothe your soul, and leave you longing for more, don’t miss Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas’s heavenly performance of “Carolina In My Mind.” It’s a performance that will remind you why you fell in love with music in the first place, and why these artists are simply incomparable.

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