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On April 22, 2016 The music community mourned the loss of one of its most influential and beloved artists. Prince, who served as the voice behind songs such as “Little Red Corvette” and “Raspberry Beret,” passed away that day at age 57.
Artists from all genres mourned the loss of the music legend, with everyone from Gene Simmons of KISS, to Justin Timberlake, to Brad Paisley expressing their shock and sorrow on social media.
Little Big Town joined the thousands of others paying tribute to Prince on the night of his death with their own special message on Facebook.
That night, Little Big Town was performing along with Luke Bryan on his Kill the Lights Tour. At one point in the show, while standing under a dim purple light, they started singing Prince’s number one hit “When Doves Cry” as a tribute to him.
What made Little Big Town’s performance especially emotional is the fact that they performed the whole song a cappella. The decision to perform the song in such a way added a new level of beauty to it that we’re sure would have made Prince proud.
Little Big Town shared a short clip of their tribute performance on Facebook, and also included a message about how much Prince meant to them.
“Prince. An American original,” they wrote. “Thank you for the music and the memories. May you rest in peace.“
Watch Little Big Town’s stunning tribute performance of “When Doves Cry” below. He will always be missed, but his legacy will live on forever.
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