NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2013 - Vince Gill took time out of his recent appearance at the Country Radio Seminar to perform a touching tribute to the late Mindy McCready, 37. The "Ten Thousand Angels" songstress passed away last week due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Gill, 55, took to the Universal Music Group stage to perform his iconic "Go Rest High on That Mountain" in honor of her.
"I want to do this song in remembrance of sweet Mindy McCready," he said. "She was a mess. She had a struggle in life like most people don't even imagine."
"I didn't know her well," he continued. "I saw it only appropriate that I sing this song for her. She was a part of our family, part of the history of country music, and that mattered."
With simply a guitar, Gill delivered an emotionally raw version of his hit song. "I know your life on earth was trouble. Only you can know the pain," he crooned on the first verse. The legend's smooth vocals and poignant delivery hit home with critics and fans of the late singer, punctuating the importance of reaching out to others.
Check out his tribute to the left.