I figure we’ll do a little gospel this week, given the holiday weekend. This song is one of my favorites. The problem is picking a favorite version of it. Greg Allman has a great version. So do the Staple Singers. As do June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn. Even the late Sen. Robert Byrd left behind a great recording of “Circle”. He sings and plays fiddle (really!).
But it’s hard to go wrong with the version below, which features Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Roy Acuff, Ricky Skaggs, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and quite a few others you’ve probably heard of.