Country Gospel Songs for Easter

This year, April 17th marks Easter Sunday. We picked and curated 10 of our favorite country gospel songs for your Easter playlist by some of the genre's biggest stars.


1. "He’s Alive” by Dolly Parton (1989)

The third single from her album White Limozeen and originally written by Don Francisco, “He’s Alive” describes the story of the resurrection from the apostle Peter’s perspective.


2. “It Was Jesus” by Johnny Cash (1959)

“It Was Jesus” was featured on Cash’s first gospel album titled Hymns by Johnny Cash, and the traditional tune describes the life of Christ.


3. “How Great Thou Art” by Carrie Underwood (2021)

Underwood's soulful live performance of this common hymn at the infamous Ryman Auditorium is incredibly moving.


4. “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alabama (2006)

Written by George Bennard in 1912 and released on Alabama’s first gospel album Songs of

Inspiration, “The Old Rugged Cross” depicts Christ’s great sacrifice and how much the singer adores their Savior.


5. "In the Garden” by Alan Jackson (2006)

Penned by Austin Miles and featured on Jackson’s album Precious Moments, “In the Garden” comforts listeners with the knowledge that God is with them always.


6. “I Saw the Light” by Hank Williams (1948)

“I Saw the Light” was one of the first songs Williams produced under the MGM record label. It reminds listeners that redemption is possible.


7. “I Serve a Savior” by Josh Turner (2018)

From the album of the same name, “I Serve a Savior” discusses what it means to be a Christian and worship Jesus.


8. “In Christ Alone” by Drew Baldridge (2022)

On April 13th, 2022, Baldridge released this song honoring God just in time for Easter.


9. “Three” by Jackson Michelson (2022)

Released on Good Friday, 2022 (April 15), “Three” declares that of all the wonderful things Jesus did and the sacrifices He made.


10. “Because He Lives” by Carrie Underwood (2021)

Released on her album My Savior, “Because He Lives” provides listeners with hope and peace knowing that Christ rose again.


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