Country Music Superstar

Vince Gill is a country singer with a remarkable resume; boasting the Grammy Awards won with over 20 albums. Gill was inducted to the country music of fame in 2007. He first Came to our attention in 1979 as a member of the state rock band Pure Prairie League. Four decades later, he’s a much-loved celebrity who had been encouraged to sing the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage along with the group Little Big Town. But directors told him he could function on one condition, not to sing about Jesus Christ. How could this gifted artist be denied the right to sing by anyone? The reaction caused the audience to get to their feet.

Gill, who had been born in 1957 in Oklahoma, became a solo performer in the’80s. Recently, the devout Christian has been integrated gospel songs. He had been invited to play in the Grand Ole Opry, a country music platform concert that has been moving since 1925, in Nashville, Tennessee. But directors said he could function so long as he did not do any tunes about Jesus.

He dismissed these principles and instead sung”Why Me Lord,” a powerful song written and recorded from American country music artist and gospel singer Kris Kristofferson in 1972. Gill’s performance resulted in a standing ovation, showing that nobody cared about the song but for what the tune was about.


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