Something I've always enjoyed is listening to different artists cover the same songs. Hearing how each person adds their own personal flare to a song is fun. Sometimes the songs are good, and sometimes they aren't. Each time I hear a cover I find one version that I like best and stick to that one.
So, tonight I'm going to give you two versions of my favorite Christmas song: Mary, Did You Know? I'll tell you which version I like best at the end. Don't peek, I don't want to influence your opinion!!
First up is a version by Mark Lowry, a member of Gaither Vocal Band:
And the next version is by Donny Osmond:
The first time I heard this song, it was the version by Donny Osmond. Mark Lowry, the gentleman from the first clip, is the man who actually wrote this beautiful song. I didn't hear his version until much later.
Which do I prefer? I will take Donny Osmond every day of the week! I love Mark Lowry's version, but Donny's voice just makes me melt!
Many other artists have covered this song; Kenny Rogers, Clay Aiken, to name a few. I chose these two versions because I like them the best.
So, who sings it better?