Natalie Grant’s Soul-Stirring Rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with Tasha Cobbs Leonard Sparks Unity


( ENSPIRE Music ) Gospel Powerhouses Natalie Grant and Tasha Cobbs Leanord Join Forces for a Moving Gospel Classic

In a remarkable musical collaboration, nine-time GRAMMY Award nominee and Curb | Word Entertainment artist Natalie Grant has released a soulful gospel rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” alongside one of Gospel Music’s leading artists, Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Originally penned by Paul Simon and made famous by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970, this iconic track draws inspiration from classic gospel roots, delivering a powerful message of unity during turbulent times. To capture the authenticity of their rendition, Grant and Cobbs Leonard performed live with a full backing band at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, eschewing overdubs or post-production tuning.

Grant enthusiastically praised her collaborator, saying, “Tasha Cobbs Leonard is one of the greatest voices of our generation. She has referred to me as a ‘bridge’ before, and I have always prayed that’s exactly what my artistry, and my life, would be. But she has also been building bridges across genres and styles. She’s a barrier breaker. I can’t think of a better person to sing this song with.”

On October 6th Grant released her latest album, “Seasons.” This 10-track album showcases Grant’s unique take on songs that have left an indelible mark on her life and illustrious career. To craft “Seasons,” Grant enlisted the talents of top artists in their respective genres, including Dolly Parton on Whitney Houston’s “Step By Step,” Mary Mary with their first re-recorded version of the smash hit “Shackles (Praise You),” and Tasha Cobbs Leonard on Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

It features a heartwarming collaboration with her mother and daughters on Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” The album’s lead single, “You Will Be Found,” featuring Cory Asbury, has already struck a chord with audiences worldwide, amassing over 20 million global on-demand streams. It also reached No. 3 on the Mediabase Audience Chart and broke into the Top 20 on AC Radio. Pre-order, pre-save, or pre-add “Seasons” here.

Following the album release, Grant and her husband, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter/producer Bernie Herms, are set to extend their immensely popular “An Evening with Natalie Grant featuring Bernie Herms” tour. Additionally, Grant will grace the K-LOVE Celebrate Christmas Tour alongside Danny Gokey, delighting audiences from November 30th to December 16th. Tickets for all dates are available here.

An Evening With Natalie Grant Featuring Bernie Herms Dates:
  • October 13 – Lexington, KY
  • October 14 – St Louis, MO (O’Fallon, IL)
  • October 15 – Minneapolis, MN
  • October 26 – Springfield, MO
  • October 27 – Benton, AR
  • October 29 – Tyler, TX (Flint)
  • November 3 – Pensacola, FL (Milton)
  • November 4 – Birmingham, AL
  • November 5 – Durham, NC

Natalie Grant, a nine-time GRAMMY® nominee, has remained a top-selling artist in Christian music since her breakthrough RIAA Gold-certified album, “Awaken,” in 2005. Garnering the title of Female Vocalist of the Year by the Gospel Music Association five times, Grant has seen multiple singles and records claim the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts. Beyond her music career, she’s also an accomplished author, known for the Glimmer Girls series aimed at tween girls.

An ardent advocate for social justice, she co-founded Hope for Justice, an international non-profit organization with a presence in seven countries across five continents, dedicated to ending modern-day slavery. Natalie Grant, along with her husband, GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter/producer Bernie Herms, resides in Nashville with their three daughters.

Natalie’s new album, “Seasons,” was released on October 6th. Watch the mesmerizing live performance below:

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