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Kristen Wiig Hilariously (and Beautifully) Performed “Hallelujah” to Bring Hope and Healing to the Nation

Leonard Cohen originally released “Hallelujah” in 1984, but it wasn’t a sensation until Jeff Buckley got a hold of it in 1994. From there, Rufus Wainwright and k.d. lang recorded versions on the song’s way to being recorded and covered close to 300 times. Most recently, Tori Kelly covered it for the movie, “Sing” and … Read more

You Should Probably Listen to 14-Year-Old Tegan Marie Cover “Hallelujah”

Recently, country music up-and-comer Tegan Marie put herself and her band on the spot and decided to see if they could cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The tune has been covered so many times a book, “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’” was written about it. There … Read more

Jaden Gray Sang “Hallelujah” for Jesus During His “Boy Band” Audition and You Have to Hear It

Jaden Gray hit notes during his “Boy Band” audition that no reality TV singing competition has ever heard before. And the judges– Timbaland, Nick Carter, and Emma Bunton seemed to have not ever heard them before either. Gray took Leonard Cohen’s much-covered and beloved “Hallelujah” and turned into a straight gospel performance. Not something you … Read more

Tori Kelly Performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” For Ellen Will Leave You Speechless

Armed with a Fender and a microphone, Tori Kelly took to the “Ellen Show” to perform Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” like it was her own and she’s been doing it for decades. Cohen’s tune is one of the most covered songs of all-time. The original song was released in 1984 by Cohen, before Jeff Buckley got … Read more

Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Artists We Lost in 2016 with Help from Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban ended 2016 and rang in 2017 as the main attraction for Nashville’s Music City New Year’s Eve celebration. Of course, during the celebration and performance he did what he always does– turns the spotlight off of himself and onto to anyone else who might deserve it. In this case, Urban decided to pay … Read more

14 Most Memorable Covers of the Year

As we near the end of 2016, it’s only fitting that One Country shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists. Like you, we are kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we’re putting our own spin on a few! In my professional opinion, this was a … Read more

Jennifer Nettles Singing “O Holy Night” Into Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Will Bring You to Tears

One of my favorite voices in all of music is Jennifer Nettles’ soulful, Southern-infused twang. There’s no denying she’s country and the emotion just oozes out of her veins– no matter what she is singing. Recently, during a live session with SiriusXM, Jennifer sang the Christmas favorite “O Holy Night” and then eased her way … Read more

“Saturday Night Live” Opens with Hillary Clinton Singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

In the wake of the most troubling and diversifying election this country has ever seen, “Saturday Night Live” went for stoic over funny by paying tribute to Hillary Clinton and the late Leonard Cohen. Just days after the legendary singer-songwriter passed away at the age of 82, Kate McKinnon dressed in a white pantsuit took … Read more

Tori Kelly Performs Beautiful Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for EMMYs In Memoriam Tribute

The EMMYs were full of surprising, surreal moments for television stars and fans, but one moment may have surpassed them all. Tori Kelly, with just her voice and an acoustic guitar played an outstanding version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the In Memoriam segment, which featured clips from some of the most beloved performers to … Read more

Eric Church Singing “Hallelujah” at Red Rocks Will Make You Say Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” might be the most covered song in the history of music, but Eric Church‘s version during a recent show at Red Rocks in Colorado might be one of our favorite versions ever. And there are a lot of versions. Actually, the version of the song you’re probably most familiar with is actually … Read more