Condoleezza Rice is a woman of many talents, but among the most impressive is her piano playing. The former Secretary of State, who is a classically-trained musician, put her skills on the ivories to use for a good cause recently, collaborating with violinist Jenny Oates Baker for a rendition of "Amazing Grace" that is sure to cause the shedding of a few tears.
The duo recorded their version of the 236-year-old Christian hymn to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and the single was released on iTunes. “Amazing Grace has always held a special place in my heart,” Rice wrote on her Facebook page. “It seemed only appropriate to release the video in conjunction with the 4th of July weekend as we recognize the blessings we have in this country and the sacrifices of our servicemen and women for our freedom.”
Rice's single comes on the heels of President Barack Obama performing the timeless hymm at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the victims of the Charleston Massacre.
As it has for more than two centuries, "Amazing Grace" continues to offer comfort in times of need.
Watch the beautiful rendition in the video below.
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