Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood Pay Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens With ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ Performance [WATCH]
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Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood paid tribute to the late Little Jimmy Dickens at his memorial service on Thursday (Jan. 8) with an emotional performance of Gill's Grammy-winning 1995 hit 'Go Rest High on That Mountain.'
Both Gill and Underwood were dressed in black, and their voices melded together smoothly, the eulogic ballad resonating in the hearts of every attendee at Dickens' celebration of life.
The yellow Telecaster guitar that Gill played has a special tie to Dickens: It had previously belonged to Jabbo Arrington, who played guitar with Grady Martin in Dickens' Country Boys band. Gill had used the guitar during a previous performance with Dickens at the Opry and says he is "honored beyond belief to have [the guitar]."
Fans may remember that Gill also performed 'Go Rest High on That Mountain' at George Jones' funeral with Patty Loveless, although he was too emotional to finish singing the song. At Dickens' service, however, Gill's voice confidently rang out next to Underwood's during lines like, "Go rest high on that mountain / Son, you work on Earth is done / Go to heaven a shoutin' / Love for the Father and Son."
Dickens passed away Jan. 2 at the age of 94.
Photos From Little Jimmy Dickens' Grand Ole Opry Memorial Service