There's no doubting the legacy that Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain," has in country music.
The song also carries a lot of personal meaning for Gill, who started writing it following the death of Keith Whitely in 1989, and finished it after the death of his brother Bob, in 1993.
"Go Rest High On That Mountain" peaked at the 14th spot on the Billboard U.S. Country Songs chart in 1995, and went on to win the CMA Song of the Year award in 1996. The song also earned two Grammy Awards for Gill, one for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and another for Best Country Song.
For the song, Gill was joined by Ricky Skaggs and Patty Loveless, who provided the background vocals. During George Jones' funeral service at The Grand Ole Opry in 2013, Gill and Loveless performed the song together in his honor.
Skaggs and Loveless also came together in the past to perform the song as a duet at the Ryman Auditorium. During the performance, Skaggs starts singing and playing the guitar while Loveless sits beside him.
Suddenly, from behind the curtain, a special guest walks out on stage to join in the performance...Gill himself!
The crowd cheers wildly for Gill as he makes his way over to his friends, sits down beside them, and starts singing. What a surprise!
Skaggs lets Gill take over the lead vocals, while him and Loveless sing harmony, making for a beautiful performance.
You can watch the trio's performance of "Go Rest High On That Mountain" in the video below.
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