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Carrie Underwood moves Vince Gill singing “Go Rest High On That Mountain”
She brought Vince to tears, and that's the ultimate compliment for how beautiful this is.
Eduardo Gaskell
12.13.22

Carrie Underwood joined several artists to honor Vince Gill for the CMT Giants Television Special.

Vince Gill’s impressive career was on Friday night’s televised CMT Giants event.

Some of country music’s biggest stars including, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Maren Morris, Cody Johnson, and Luke Combs were in attendance.

The 65-year-old Gill even performed some of his biggest hits.

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But it was Underwood’s powerhouse rendition of “Go Rest High on That Mountain” that left Gill visibly emotional.

Carrie took to the stage in a long, soft blue gown, a single spotlight illuminating her as she sings about loss, faith and ultimate redemption.

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She delivers in her usual understated, restrained vocal performance for the opening verse, before building to a dramatic vocal display of the chorus.

Gill’s 1995 Hit “Go Rest High On That Mountain” has never sounded this good.

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Vince Gill began writing “Got Rest High” in 1989 after the passing of country singer Keith Whitley.

He finished the song after his older brother Bob passed away after a heart attack in 1993.

“I wrote it right after my brother died,” Gill said in 2014. “I wasn’t going to record it, I didn’t want to. But [producer] Tony Brown talked me into it…When people are hurting the most, in the worst place they can be, they’re reaching out to that.

To that song. And that means way more to me than where it landed on the charts.”

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Underwood stayed true to the original style, delivering the same powerful message Gill wrote nearly 30 years ago.

“Go Rest High On That Mountain” won 2 Grammy awards, including the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year award in 1996.

The lyrics have provided peace and comfort to many people over the years.

“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.”

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And Underwood, a vocal practicing Christian, is the perfect lady to deliver this message today.

She’s been at it since her humble beginnings.

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Underwood was a powerhouse then and she still is to this day.

The stage at Belmont University’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville looked extra glamorous as the fourth season winner of American Idol in 2005 serenaded the star studded event.

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Perhaps this viewer captured Carrie’s incredible performance with this comment saying,

“I have always been impressed by Carrie Underwood, but this? This takes it to another level. She has such a beautiful voice, and she controls it so perfectly.

When she lets loose at the end, I’m sorry but I find it hard to believe there could be any angel that sounds better than her.”

Impressive, isn’t she?

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We’re not taking anything away from Vince Gill, as he is the original, but if the song needed a boost for 2022, then there’s no one better to do it than this phenomenal singer.

Carrie Underwood continues to show the world why she is one of the best female singers out there.

Listen to this stunning rendition in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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