2012 – “I’ll Fly Away” turns 80 years old


Announcement Date : Mar 5 , 2012

“I’ll Fly Away” turns 80 years old and is the most recorded song in history with over 9000 licensed recordings. Trisha Yearwood sings “I’ll Fly Away” on her Food Network show “Trisha’s Kitchen”. I’ll Fly Away Foundation awards first scholarship to a student attending Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. The Grand Ole Opry celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the song “I’ll Fly Away” with an All-Star cast performance. Stars include Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Charlie Daniels, Riders in the Sky and more. Arkansas Representative Steve Womack honors “I’ll Fly Away” with a one minute speech on the Floor of the US House of Representatives.