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The Piano Guys take on ‘Bless the Broken Road’ and give it a haunting new meaning

June 25th, 2020

Are you having a really hectic day?

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After a chaotic day at home or at work, there is nothing more relaxing than a cup of your favorite drink, sitting back on a comfortable couch, and listening to soothing music.

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One of the most calming things you’ll ever hear would probably be a piece of beautiful piano music on the background as you try to make sense of what happened throughout the day. And if you’re looking for good piano music that would give you the relaxation you need, you better listen to The Piano Guys’ rendition of the song “Bless the Broken Road” originally sung by the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band in 1994.

This song has been performed numerous times by American country singers including Carrie Underwood, Melodie Crittenden, Geoff Moore, Selah, Jamie Slocum, Buddy Greene, and Rascal Flatts.

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The version by Rascal Flatts is considered to be the highest-charting rendition that has been used by various artists for their song covers. It has become a number 1 hit on the Billboard country music charts in 2005 and even earned the songwriters a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

If you focus on the song’s lyrics, the message is clearly beautiful because it talks about finding true love even through a journey with broken roads and heartaches. It is a beautiful song that sings to the heart, and not just something to listen to as a past time. It is meaningful, especially in a time where the world is trying to see the best in life, even amidst a real danger.

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In the latest version of the song, though, The Piano Guys made it more endearing by giving everyone the chance to really savor the music behind the amazing lyrics. It was a piano solo and definitely all you need to release all your pent-up stress from a hectic day.

In the video uploaded by The Piano Guys in their official YouTube channel, Jon Schmidt, the band’s pianist, gave a heartfelt performance as he played in the middle of a dimly lit room, under a spotlight. His incredible performance will surely rock you off to calmness and give you another chance to start afresh.

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Apart from the pianist, The Piano Guys still has three other members. They are Steven Sharp Nelson, the cellist, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek. Together, these men of music make amazing music that will light up your darkest days.

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The group started gaining popularity in 2011 when they began uploading videos of them on YouTube as they play their own compositions and music mix using the cello and the piano. Their genre is an incredible fusion of classical, pop, original, and movie soundtracks set in high quality and creative backgrounds.

The Piano Guys was supposedly a social media strategy for Paul Anderson’s piano store. However, what was initially a business move became an instant hit in the video-sharing platform.

The group has successfully reached over two billion views on their YouTube channel and has gained over 6.7 million subscribers. What fanbase!

Moreover, this four-member musical team has also proven their talent on the Billboard chart for Classical Albums or New Age Albums charts. The first six major labels that the group signed into were “The Piano Guys”, “The Piano Guys 2”, “A Family Christmas”, “Wonders”, “Uncharted”, and “Christmas Together”. All of these albums were chart-toppers!

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The Piano Guys’ music is undeniably superb and if you are looking for a great way to end your busy day, we suggest you take the time and listen to these amazing musicians! Why don’t you start with their rendition of “Bless the Broken Road” by pressing play in the video below? It’s definitely worth it.

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Source: ThePianoGuys, Faith Pot, Wikipedia

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