Woman starts singing “Amazing Grace,” then sister joins in for a beautiful duet

There are times when what you really want to hear is a soothing, melodious voice, whether it’s from a solo singer, duet, or even more artists singing in harmony. So it’s an especially pleasant surprise to find an old favorite beautifully sung by musicians you hadn’t yet discovered. There’s a duo called Tigirlily whose amazing voices you definitely won’t want to miss.

It was Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh, sisters originally from North Dakota, who formed Tigirlily. Each of them has been singing at least the time she started talking and it’s really no surprise that musically inclined sisters who are only two years apart would blend their voices together so nicely. They began writing songs when they were 10 and 12 years old and have quickly gone from singing in their local church to having an international fan base and millions of views on YouTube. Creative enough not to be hemmed in by one musical genre, Kendra and Krista’s virtuosity extends to country, folk, and rock. They’re now based in Nashville, but retain a lot of ties with North Dakota, including hosting fundraising and benefit concerts for a variety of good causes.

In the video posted below, you’ll see (and hear) Kendra and Krista’s incredibly beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace.” The hymn was originally written in the 1770s by John Newton, an Englishman whose life took many twists and turns before he became a clergyman. In the first half of the 1800s, it became immensely popular in the United States, becoming a staple of folk music and African-American spirituals. It was an American Baptist choirmaster named William Walker who set “Amazing Grace” to the tune that’s become standard. Literally thousands of recordings have been made and the hymn remains as popular as ever.

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