Vince Gill has built a career that tags along with integrity, excellence, and generosity. Equipped with prodigious musical skills, he has been sharing his talents with the nobility of spirit. His high, pure, tenor voice and the quality of his songwriting has become an influence to this generation’s contributor to the verve of country music.
Vince holds 18 CMA Awards, 21 Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Above all these recognitions, he is most loved because of his genuine character that continues to inspire people. His gospel songs particularly create a place of joy and hope to anyone who may hear them.
This article compiles some of the most loved gospel songs of Vince Gill that affect listeners up to this time. One of them might happen to be your favorite too.
Go Rest High On That Mountain
Gill wrote the song after the untimely death of country music superstar Keith Whitley. He wasn’t able to finish the song for a few years until his brother died. He gathered the grief he felt from his losses and put it in a song.
“Go Rest High on That Mountain” became a major hit upon its release in 1995. It also garnered CMA’s song of the Year in 1996.
Gill set eyes of the crowd in tears when he performed the song at George Jones funeral on May 2, 2013.
How Great Thou Art with Carrie Underwood
Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood brought a new face for the gospel classic, “How Great Thou Art.” These two of the most acclaimed country stars of their time have been vocal about their faith, and this particular duet epitomizes their confidence towards their fondness for God. It was a superior performance that wasn’t witnessed before, so to speak.
Better than a Hallelujah with Amy Grant
The couple, married for almost 18 years, have been doing Christmas shows that benefit their charities. Aside from this annual show, they also join some fundraising events, and we just can’t get enough of their version of “Better than a Hallelujah” performed on a concert for a cause in Nashville, Tennessee. The proceeds of the show were for the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee.
Vince Gill has got a lot of gospel songs that did not just remained true to country and bluegrass roots, but also unleash the spirit of joy and hope.
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