Listen Up! Emmylou Harris & John Paul White “Kyrie”

Emmylou Harris & John Paul White have released "Kyrie,"

Emmylou Harris & John Paul White have released “Kyrie,” the second single from the upcoming Phil Madeira’s “Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II” compilation.

About the song Emmylou Harris told Rolling Stone Country “I’m happy that ‘Kyrie’ is part of the Mercyland compilation. Songwriting is and always has been a mystery to me, but it helps to be in the room with a friend like Phil [Madeira], who birthed this one with me.”

This is the second version of the broadly spiritual, and Kickstarter-funded, compilation series highlighting some of Americana music’s best talent.

Madeira tells Rolling Stone Country “When I started Volume II, [Emmylou] suggested we write together, which of course was an honor. She brought lovely verse ideas to the table, but a chorus eluded us until the words ‘Kyrie Eleison’ appeared. What better prayer can be prayed than to ask for mercy?”

“Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II” Track List
The Lone Bellow – “I See That Hand”
The Wood Brothers – “Can’t Put A Name On It”
Emmylou Harris with John Paul White – “Kyrie”
Humming People – “Stars”
Angel Snow – “I Said It, I Mean It”
Jason Eskridge & Cindy Morgan – “Sacred Ground”
Sugar & The Hi-Lows – “Stranger”
Will Kimbrough – “The Madness of the World”
Phil Madeira – “Mercy”
The McCrary Sisters – “Boom Chicka Boom”
David Crowder – “Make An Ocean”
John Schofield – “Heaven Hill”

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