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Vince Gill is quite simply a living prism refracting all that is good in country music. He uses the crystal planes of his songwriting, his playing, and his singing to give us a musical rainbow that embraces all men and spans all seasons." - Kyle Young/Country Music Foundation on Vince's induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read more at http://www.VinceGill.com
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Vince Gill Sings 'Go Rest High On That Mountain' To Honor Fallen Soldiers - Staff Picks
Vince Gill sings ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ to honor fallen soldiers, and I have tears in my eyes.
This Country Music Hall of Fame legend started his career in 1976 with the band ‘Pure Praire League.’ Since then, he’s played in a handful of other bands and recorded solo music. His songwriting has won him 21 Grammy Awards and counting, but Vince isn’t one to brag.
He once said, “I spend my time trying to make it all a little better.” Vince’s music surely improves the lives of millions every single day. ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ was originally released in 1994 on his album called ‘When Love Finds You.” Since its debut, the easily recognizable tune has become a classic. Not to mention, it’s a beautiful tribute for loved ones that have passed away.
The death that prompted Vince to write this song was country singer, Keith Whitley. He wasn’t able to finish writing it initially but later wrote the rest after his brother passed away. The raw emotion in the lyrics connects everyone who has ever lost someone close.
These beautiful lyrics also serve as the perfect tribute to fallen soldiers. So, Vince sang an emotionally packed performance on Memorial Day this year for the concert on PBS. All I can say is wow.
"And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain"
Even though the song wasn’t originally written with soldiers in mind, the words perfectly describe the situations our soldiers placed themselves in every day. God bless all of the soldiers that have given their lives for our country. May you rest peacefully. Bless the families and friends that have experienced this heavy loss as an ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Vince Gill Albums
Turn Me LooseApril 2016