Back in 1990s, Vince was the one who brought ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ to the forefront of popular culture. After the passing of fellow country musician Keith Whitley in 1989, he began penning the song shortly afterwards.
In spite of having the inspiration to put down the words, it would be several years before Vince would ultimately be able to complete the one-of-a-kind song. As soon as he made the song available to the public, it shot straight to the top of the music charts.
Following its initial success, ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ went on to take home two Grammys as well as the Song of the Year trophy from the Country Music Association in 1996.
Through the years, the words of the song have brought calm and solace to the minds and souls of many people all over the globe. As part of the CMT Giants special, Carrie Underwood is putting her own take on a Vince Gill classic today.
Carrie gained a household name after winning the fourth season of American Idol back in 2005.
She captivated the hearts of Americans with her renditions of songs like “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt and “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts.
Following the victory, she rose rapidly in the country music charts and established herself as a prominent figure in the field of country music.
Carrie still makes use of her skill to move our emotions despite the fact that it has been 16 years after her life-changing audition.
Just listen to how she brings such legendary lines to life as she sings them in tribute to her friend and legend, Vince Gill.
What a stunning tribute concert to pay respect to this unparalleled legend of country music!