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The original version of the song does not insert "Lord" in lines 2 and 4 of the chorus,  though the Carter version does. Also, the third line of the chorus is phrased as a question in the original, but as a declarative sentence in the Carter version, and the Carter version as written begins the chorus with 'Can' instead of 'Will'.
The song in its reworked version, "Can the Circle Be Unbroken," appeared in the film Iron Jawed Angels , although the film's website shows the original song as the title. June Carter's rendition of the song plays over the Deadwood season 1 episode 8 closing credits. In the film , the song can be heard on the family's way to Yellowstone Park. A season 3 episode of Pretty Little Liars was titled after the hymn and featured the song within the episode.
The hymn is sung every year at the Country Music Hall of Fame , at the conclusion of each medallion induction ceremony. It is performed by the inductees of that respective year as well as any previously inducted members of the Hall of Fame who are present.
Two versions of the hymn are featured in the soundtrack for the video game BioShock Infinite : a traditional choir version, performed by Maureen Murphy, and an award-winning acoustic version performed by Troy Baker guitar and Courtnee Draper , the voice actors of main characters Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth , respectively. All my brothers, sisters cryin' What a home so sad and lone.
She's sung "Circle Be," as she calls it, countless times over the years—with family, friends and musical peers. It was her mother June Carter Cash's wish that her loved ones sing it when they laid her to rest, and Carlene often finds herself feeling reflective when she revisits the song these days. Being older and having gone through the loss of my mother and my grandma, I feel closer to my people and to my legacy of family when I sing that song.
That connection to lineage has touched those outside the Carter bloodline too. In the early s, the song gave the California country-rockers in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band a way to bond with their old-time, country and bluegrass idols when they convened in the studio to record what would become the appropriately titled landmark album Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
The Dirt Band and its guests rambled through more than three dozen standards, most with one vocalist or another designated as lead singer. But on the title track, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin and Roy Acuff each sang a verse and everyone else joined them for the chorus. Hanna says he met listeners everywhere who responded to the way the musical collaboration bridged generation gaps.Will the Circle Be Unbroken (30th Anniversary Edition) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. out of 5 stars Audio CD. $ Only 11 left in stock - order soon. Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. out of 5 stars Audio CD. $/5(1).