Williams, Faith team up "'Til I Can't Make It On My Own"
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Williams, Faith team up "'Til I Can't Make It On My Own"

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 – Sam Williams and Carter Faith teamed up for a new rendition of Tammy Wynette's classic "'Til I Can Make It On My Own," out on Feb. 9.

Wynette first came out with the song in 1976.

Williams and Faith will release a music video on Friday. The song will also be on Williams' new album coming later this year.

"'Til I Can Make It On My Own" was Wynette's 15th number one song at country radio.

"This release is simply surreal in several ways," said Williams, son of Hank Jr. and grandson of Hank Sr. "My new album was completed when this idea came about and this record became the cherry on top. I have always adored Carter Faith, from her music to her style and free spirited personality. As we became closer, it was clear we should make some music together. I think we are very much cut from similar cloth. We're from small towns and had big dreams that led us to a city that's hard to cut through. I believe we're making our mark now. Tammy Wynette being the legend she is, it was an honor to reinvent her beautiful words. It's also very heartwarming to know she lived in Hank and Audrey, my grandparents', home for a long time. Tammy purchased their home on Franklin Road after Audrey passed. History seems to tip its hat at me nowadays and I embrace the nod. I am so excited for everyone to hear what comes this year."

Faith said that recording the song "was one of the most special moments of all time to me. Tammy Wynette is a musical hero of mine and a major influence, and when my dear friend Sam — whose voice just hits me all the way to the heart every time I hear it — asked me to sing on a new version of this song, I was so honored and excited. I have always adored the honesty that Tammy wrote with and this song is such a beautiful example of that, heartbreaking and hopeful at the very same time. One of my favorite parts of the recording process was when we were all sitting around and getting ready before starting the session, we talked about what the song meant to us and how we wanted to honor it. More than anything, I just hope we made Tammy proud."

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