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Alison Krauss Sings 'When You Say Nothing At All' Like An Angel, And It's Breathtaking! (WATCH)

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Alison Krauss has a voice that really is a gift to anyone who hears it. As cheesy as it sounds, the only thing we can compare it to is a choir of angels because that's how we expect them to sound, right? This is especially true when she covered Keith Whitley's signature song, "When You Say Nothing At All". 

Written by Paul Overstreet and Dan Schlitz, "When You Say Nothing At All" was released in 1988 on Keith Whitley's Don't Close Your Eyes album. It reached #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian country charts. There are only two notable covers and they feature Alison, of course, and Irish pop star Ronan Keating.

Alison's version included her bluegrass country group Union Station and was released in 1994 on Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album. She was really surprised by the success. In 1995, Alison told Los Angeles Times, "It's a freaking thing. It's kinda ticklin' us all," she said. "We haven't had anything really chart before. At all. Isn't it funny though? We don't know what's goin' on....The office said, 'Hey, it's charting,' and we're like, 'Huh?'"

Though Keith Whitley is the original storyteller of this beautiful tune, and no one can sing this song like him, there's just something about Alison's version that can really bring a person to their knees and want to be near their loved one and never let go. It has to be her sweet voice and exceptional vocal skills that really do us in and make us hit replay over and over again.

LYRICS BELOW

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word, you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face let's me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Yeah, you say it best when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Old Mr. Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face let's me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Yeah, you say it best when you say nothing at all

The smile on your face let's me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Yeah, you say it best when you say nothing at all

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