time? My candidate is easy. If ever an artist truly OWNED a song after covering it, Johnny Cash owned this one. It obviously hit REALLY close to home for him, as both June his wife, and he, both died within a few months of making this video. When he closes that piano lid, he is literally saying goodbye. His children later said as much. The video has been around since 2003, but it will get to you every time you watch it. It will make you Hurt.
you. Vince Gill & Patty Loveless "Go Rest High on That Mountain" @ George Jones' funeral.
Vince began writing the song following the death of country music singer Keith Whitley in 1989. He finished the song a few years later following the death of his older brother of a heart attack in 1993.
I'm not much of a country music fan but, I like a few of the icons who told stories through their music. This last offering that Johnny Cash gave us was his most important, in my opinion. Thank you for sharing.
"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton