Kelly Clarkson performs a touching version of “Go Rest High On That Mountain”.
“Go Rest High On That Mountain” is a popular country song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Vince Gill. It was released in 1995 as a single from his album “When Love Finds You”. The song became a hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and winning several awards, including the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year and Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards.
The song is a tribute to Gill’s late brother, Bob, who died in 1993. The lyrics convey a message of comfort and hope to those who have lost a loved one and encourages them to find solace in the idea of their loved one resting peacefully in heaven.
One of Kelly Clarkson’s most emotionally charged live performances occurred during her Nashville show, where she covered Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” Despite having delivered numerous exceptional song covers, this particular rendition stands out. The Stronger tour’s last show took place in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2012, marking the North American leg’s conclusion. Clarkson often honors her fans’ song requests during her live shows, but on this night, she chose the song herself, citing her childhood affinity for the eulogic ballad and her mother’s ability to confirm her early singing efforts.