the most beautiful country ballad: Angel from Montgomery

What: John Prine’s heartsick 1971 ballad “Angel from Montgomery.” Here is its greatest version, a live performance by Bonnie Raitt, in support of the recording on her 1974 album Streetlights: Why: Like gospel music doesn’t hedge on which gospel it’s referring to, country music is not shy about declaring which country it’s about. Sometimes it’s […]