Patty Griffin wrote this moving and emotional contemporary folk song, which has become very popular and meaningful. "Up to the Mountain" first appeared in public during Griffin's concert appearances in the spring of 2005, and was first recorded by the Soul artist Solomon Burke on his September 2006 album Nashville
with Griffin singing backup. The following year, Griffin included the song on her album Children Running Through
Born in Old Town, Maine as the youngest child in a family with six older siblings, Griffin is known for writing very heartfelt songs that let her vocal range truly stand out. Her songs have been covered by a number of artists, including Emmylou Harris
and Dixie Chicks. In 2010, Patty toured with Robert Plant's Band of Joy and co-wrote the song "Ohio." She and Plant were married in 2012.