The Voice Contestant Marybeth Byrd Sings 'Go Rest High On That Mountain'

The Voice Contestant Marybeth Byrd Sings 'Go Rest High On That Mountain'

18-year-old Marybeth Byrd, a current contestant on The Voice, performs a stunning rendition of ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain.’


This popular song was made famous by Vince Gill back in the 1990s. He started writing the song back in 1989 after the death of fellow country artist Keith Whitley.

Despite being inspired to write down the lyrics, it would take years before Vince was able to finally finish the special tune. Once the song was released, it quickly climbed to the top of the music charts.

‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ went on to win 2 Grammy awards and the Country Music Association's Song of the Year award in 1996. Over the years, the lyrics of the song have provided peace and comfort to many hearts around the world.

“Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.”

Today, young Marybeth is singing these lyrics live on The Voice. We first met this 18-year-old contestant during her blind audition that turned all 4 judges.

She ultimately chose John Legend as her coach and has impressed the nation every moment since. With a voice like this, it’s no wonder she’s made it so far in the competition and this classic country song is the perfect compliment for her unique vocals.

Who else is rooting for Marybeth?