About the song
One of the most beloved songs by Elvis Presley is “Crying In The Chapel”, a gospel ballad that showcases his soulful voice and spiritual side. The song was recorded by Elvis in 1960, but it was not released until 1965, as part of his album “How Great Thou Art”. The song was originally written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it in 1953, along with the Rhythm Riders. The song became a hit for several artists, including the Orioles, Rex Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Platters. Elvis was a fan of the Orioles’ version and decided to record his own rendition. He was accompanied by the Jordanaires, a vocal quartet that backed him on many of his recordings. Elvis’ version of “Crying In The Chapel” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance in 1967. The song is considered one of the best examples of Elvis’ gospel music, which he loved and performed throughout his career. It is a song of hope and faith, expressing the comfort and joy that can be found in God’s presence.