Little Big Town Pay Tribute to Prince With ‘When Doves Cry’ [WATCH]
Following Prince‘s death on Thursday (April 21), artists from many genres paid tribute to the musical great, in open letters, on social media and in numerous other ways. During their show on Thursday night, Little Big Town offered their own remembrance: a brief cover of Prince's song "When Doves Cry."
In concert at the Adams Center in Missoula, Mont., LBT lent their voices to the chorus of "When Doves Cry," Prince's first No. 1 song in the U.S. The platinum-certified tune comes from Prince's 1984 album, Purple Rain. Bathed, appropriate, in a dark purple light, Phillip Sweet took lead on the song, with Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook chiming in on harmonies. Press play on the video above to watch the performance, which earned cheers of approval from the crowd.
"An American original," Little Big Town write on Instagram. "Thank you for the music and the memories. May you rest in peace."
Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958. He released 29 studio albums throughout his career, won seven Grammys and one Oscar and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He was 57 at the time of his death.
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