Go Rest High on That Mountain

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About Go Rest High on That Mountain

"Go Rest High on That Mountain" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album When Love Finds You. It is a eulogic ballad. Gill began writing the song following the death of country music superstar Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. Gill did not finish the song until a few years later following the death of his older brother Bob of a heart attack in 1993. Ricky Skaggs and Patty Loveless both sang background vocals on the record. The song won the CMA's Song of the Year award in 1996 and a BMI Most-Performed Song award in 1997. It also received two Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in the 38th Grammy Awards. The single reached No. 14 on the Country Singles chart in 1995. It has sold 857,000 digital copies in the US since becoming available for download. 


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I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.

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.

Oh,how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.

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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Vince Gill

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner. Gill has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male… more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Release
"Go Rest High on That Mountain" is a song by American country music artist Vince Gill. The song was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album "When Love Finds You."
Song Composition
Vince Gill started writing this song after the death of country singer Keith Whitley in 1989, but he could not complete it. It was only after Gill's brother Bob died of a heart attack in 1993 that he was able to finish the song.
Chart Performance
The song charted at No.14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, showcasing its popularity among country music fans.
Achievements
It won the CMA Song of the Year award in 1996 and also Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in 1997.
Song Meaning
The song is known for its heartfelt lyrics, reflecting the grief of the singer for the loss of his brother and a fellow artist. It has also been widely interpreted as a message of comfort and solace in times of loss.
Influence
The song has been covered by multiple artists, reflecting its lasting impact on the music industry. Some of these include Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson and the country-gospel band Gaither Vocal Band.
Use in Popular Culture
It has been used in various situations to express sentiments of mourning and remembrance, including several instances at memorials and funerals for public figures.
Music Video
A music video was aired on CMT in 1995, which was directed by John Lloyd Miller, further increasing the song's visibility and popularity.
Reaction
The song is largely considered to be one of Vince Gill’s signature songs and is highly appreciated for the depth and sincerity of its message.
Collaboration
Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs provided background vocals on this song, giving it a rich harmonic texture that complements its soulful lyrics very well.

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