The carol has been covered by artists from just about every style of music. The following list covers the most popular versions by Christian & Gospel Arists.
1. Randy Travis
Listening to Randy Travis sing "Away in a Manger" on Songs Of The Season brings to mind campfires and cold, still nights. It is almost possible to let your mind take you back to that first Christmas and put you right outside of the manger itself.
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The Blind Boys Of Alabama give the classic carol a real bluesy feel (with a little help from George Clinton) on their version, which comes from Go Tell It On The Mountain.
Steven Curtis Chapman combines several classics for one incredibly beautiful medley. "Silent Night," Away In A Manger" and "O Holy Night" flow together as a very gentle reminder of what the Christmas holiday season is supposed to be all about ... Jesus.
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5. Twila Paris
Putting the soul in gospel, Mahalia Jackson represents everything that was perfect about that moment ... the moment that Jesus was born in her version of "Away in a Manger."
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Smitty's daughter Anna singing with such pure wonder is what puts his version of "Away in a Manger" over the top.
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No one delivers instrumental magic like the Annie Moses Band!
9. The Isaacs
10. Jim Brickman
Jim Brickman's treatment of "Away in a Manger" is as soothing as it is beautiful. Piano and very light strings give this carol an elegant feel and while you most certainly know the lyrics, the music takes you to a place that doesn't require you to sing them.
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