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Alison Krauss and Robert Plant join voices for incredible performance of ‘Can’t Let Go’
Out of all the recent collaborations in country music, I think this one is going to stand the test of time.
Sheehan Diapues
12.02.22

Country Music was made popular in the 1920s with its roots coming from the Southern and Southwestern parts of The United States.

Today, multiple sub-genres have emerged from main country music and have adapted to the changes of time.

Giving rise to powerful artist collaborations

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We have also seen musicians from other genres singing country songs or have partnered with Folk Rock and Country singers in a collaboration of a lifetime.

One great example of a perfect collaboration is when former Led Zepellin’s lead singer, Robert Plant, joins the bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss.

They sang “Can’t let Go.”

It was such a masterpiece from start to finish.

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They performed the song live from a studio, and they instantly had the audience’s attention.

They kept it upbeat and authentic.

Accompanied by different stringed instruments, Alison and Robert make a perfect melody, each complimenting the other’s voice in every verse.

The tempo and beat would make you dance just like all the other upbeat folk and country songs back in the day.

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Two powerhouse singers with incredible stories

A quick background, Robert Plant was best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin during its fame in the late 1960s to 1980s.

He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Alison Krauss, on the other hand, entered the music industry at a young age.

She had been competing in local contests by the age of 8 and was recording for the first time at age 14.

A great start for her track record in Country Music.

Together, they bring a powerful performance.

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The talented singers’ performance is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

They share a chemistry that’s magnetizing.

The chemistry between Alison and Robert is also clearly shown in the video.

They are both enjoying while performing the song live.

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The band itself were incredible.

The live band also complimented the whole song with all the different stringed instruments and the drums.

Each has its own uniqueness but combines rather smoothly with other instruments.

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The video has gathered more than 150,000 views on Youtube and counting.

One user said, “That was great. The two artists are about 180 degrees apart in their musical roots but came together to become an outstanding duet. Alison Krauss has got to be one of the best pure voices around and Robert Plant is just amazing from Rock to Country and in between.”

We couldn’t agree more. It is such an amazing song being sung by a rock band singer.

Clearly, they hit the mark.

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Another user praised the combo of Alison and Robert, “I must say Robert Plant is singing better these days than he ever did in his Led Zeppelin days. His voice has matured and he’s much more disciplined as a singer. Who would have ever paired Plant and Alison Krauss? This is a singing duo made in heaven.”

And it is truly a match made in heaven with their voices complimenting each other.

The song “Can’t Let Go” is part of their album “Raise The Roof.”

This is Alison and Robert’s second collaborative album and was released on November 19, 2021. The album was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards at its 65th Annual Grammy Awards.

This song will surely stand the test of time and will be playing on the airwaves over the years to come.

Hear Alison Krauss and Robert Plant merge opposite ends of the musical spectrum in the video below!

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By Sheehan Diapues
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Sheehan Diapues is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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