“Go Rest High On That Mountain” was made popular in the 1990s by Vince. Following the death of fellow country musician Keith Whitley in 1989, he began penning the song.
Even though Vince was motivated to pen down the words, it would take him years to complete the remarkable song. After its debut, the song swiftly ascended to the top of the music charts.
In 1996, ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ won two Grammys and the Song of the Year award from the Country Music Association. Over the years, the song’s words have brought peace and healing to many hearts around the globe.
“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.”
Today, Carrie Underwood gives this Vince Gill classic her unique twist for the CMT Giants special.
In 2005, after winning the fourth season of American Idol, Carrie became a household name. She captivated the hearts of Americans with renditions of songs such as “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt and “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts.
After her victory, she immediately ascended the country music charts and established a good reputation in the country music industry. Since that monumental audition 16 years ago, Carrie has continued to use her talent to touch our hearts.
Just listen as she shouts out these legendary lyrics in honor of her buddy and great, Vince Gill.
“Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d have had to miss the dance”
What a stunning tribute to an unparalleled country superstar.
Carrie Underwood Performs “Go Rest High On That Mountain” | CMT Giants: Vince Gill
It’s been a week since this performance and we’re still thinking about it often 💛 #CMTGiantsPosted by CMT on Friday, 23 September 2022