Michael English was the first to record it, on his self-titled debut solo album in 1991. Since then, more than 400 artists have recorded the song, including Kathy Mattea, the Gaither Vocal Band, Pentatonix, Donny Osmond, the Oak Ridge Boys, Scotty McCreery, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and Cee Lo, as well as a popular duet version between Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd, and even a disco version from Christine W.
This year, millions heard Jordan Smith perform the iconic song on NBC's popular show, "The Voice." Smith, a 21-year-old from Harlan Country, Kentucky, is a music business major in his senior year at Lee University. He was named the winner of Season 9 of “The Voice” on December 15, following his performances of “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Climb Every Mountain” and “God Only Knows.” His hauntingly beautiful performance of “Mary, Did You Know?” received a standing ovation from all four coaches and the audience, and it reached the No. 1 spot in iTunes within hours.
Here is the video of Jordan's performance ... enjoy!