Mavis Staples began her gospel career with The Staples Family Singers way back in 1950 before she'd even entered her teens. Now in her eighth decade, she's still recording and entering new territory. Remarkably this song, according to Mavis, is her first-ever a cappella recording.
You Are Not Alone was produced by Jeff Tweedy, the singer/songwriter who fronts indie rock band Wilco.
You Are Not Alone became the highest-ranking album of Staples' career when it debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200.