An emotional version of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Carrie Underwood, dedicated to the memory of Vince Gill. In the ’90s, Vince helped make ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ a hit.
After the death of fellow country singer Keith Whitley in 1989, he started writing the song. Even with the inspiration to write the lyrics, it would take Vince years to produce the masterpiece.
After its first release, the song shot straight to the top of the charts. After its initial success, “Go Rest High On That Mountain” went on to win two Grammys and the 1996 Song of the Year award from the Country Music Association.
The song’s words have brought solace to many listeners all throughout the globe over the years. In today’s CMT Giants special, Carrie Underwood puts her own take on a Vince Gill classic.
After winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, Carrie became a household name. I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt and Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts were only two of the songs she sang that won over American audiences to her music.
Following her victory, she shot up the country charts and established herself as a major player in the genre. It’s been 16 years since Carrie’s historic audition, and she’s still moving people with her music.