We have had many losses recently. Death, being the grand equalizer brought grief to the hearts of both the small and the great. While words could never suffice to console us when we are in deep sorrow, still, let us try to find solace with the thought that our dead are now resting in peace.
To the country world, we won’t easily get over the demise of Glen Campbell (age 81, Alzheimer’s disease), Don Williams (age 78, emphysema), and Troy Gentry (age 55, helicopter crash). Their legacy and valuable contributions are to be memorialized.
And for the rest of us; we have had our share of losing loved ones over illnesses, accidents, and natural catastrophes. Let us mourn without apologizing for it is human to grieve. Gradually, we will learn to accept and to let go that they are never coming back. Then, we’ll start moving on, but there is no rushing the process. We’ll also strive to keep their memories fresh through reminiscence and tributes. Over time, we’ll get through our laments.
So in honor and for the love of those who have gone before us, here is a simple song offering.
About the song:
Gill began writing this following the untimely death of Country music superstar Keith Whitley. Gill didn’t finish the song until a few years later following the death of his brother. Thus, the song is a tribute song to both Keith Whitley and Gill’s brother.
(Lifted from: songfacts.com)
Upon its release in 1995, Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on that Mountain” had become a major hit, garnering the CMA’s Song of the Year (1996) and BMI’s Most-Performed Song (1997) awards. At present, it’s in the top 30 of the most downloaded tunes online.
Two of Gill’s notable performances of the song were at the George Jones’ funeral on May 2, 2013, and at the memorial service for police officer Eric Mumaw on February 2, 2017.