WATCH: Dolly Parton Performs Faith-filled Medley With for King & Country and Zach Williams at 2019 CMA Awards

Dolly Parton performs with for KING & COUNTRY during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
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Country icon Dolly Parton took her peers to church with three powerful Christian performances at the 2019 CMA Awards show.

Along with co-hosting the Wednesday show with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, Parton hit the stage for a Christian medley. The performance began with for King & Country and their collaboration “God Only Knows.”

The brother duo started off the performance and Parton joined them in for the chorus. for King & Country’s powerful Christian lyrics and vocals along with Parton’s soulful country flavor brought a new twist to the hit song. When they first recorded the song and a video together, Parton said it was “one of the best songs I’ve ever heard.”

“God Only Knows” was recently awarded “Song of the Year” at the K-LOVE Awards and is the band’s longest-charting No. 1 hit on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart. With over 202 million radio impressions and over 25 million streams across all digital platforms, the single reached famous producer Timbaland, who made a remix of the song.

After belting out the chorus of the inspiring tune, Parton then pivoted to another collaboration, with Christian rocker Zach Williams singing his hit song, “There Was Jesus.”

“There was Jesus / In the fire, in the flood / There was Jesus / Always is and always was,” the song declares.

The single with the country icon was recently released on his sophomore album, Rescue Story.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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