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Listen: Vince Gill Has Our Song of the Week

Vince Gill performing on Mountain Stage in Bristol, TN/VA in 2011.
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This week’s Listeners’ Choice episode of Mountain Stage comes from a road-show recorded in Bristol, TN/VA with the Birthplace of Country Music.

Our listeners voted on which vintage episodes of Mountain Stage we air throughout the country this Spring. This week, we look back to a show recorded August 21, 2011 at the Paramount Center for the Arts on State Street in the Virginia/Tennessee border town of Bristol. Mountain Stage made regular trips to Bristol from 2006 to 2014 to help raise awareness about the now-completed Birthplace of Country Music museum.

This show featured one of Country Music’s most awarded and beloved performers, Vince Gill. A highly regarded vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Gill performed perhaps his most recognizable song, “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” in what host Larry Groce calls one of the best sets ever performed on Mountain Stage.

Gill’s latest album, Okie, can be purchased or streamed now.

We’ll also hear performances by Red Molly, David Mayfield Parade, Jim Lauderdale, and West Virginia honky-tonk singer and songwriter John Lilly, during this vintage Mountain Stage.

Hear the entire episode starting this Friday on these public radio stations. While a lot has changed recently, Mountain Stage is still bringing you live performances, on-air, online, and in our podcast. Please consider a gift of support to West Virginia Public Broadcasting to help remember the fun times during these unprecedented times. Your support means a great deal to us. Thank you.