Truly, the night when Little Big Town was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, marked one of the most unforgettable moments in their journey. A breathtaking rendition of “Why Me Lord”, born out of a collaboration between Little Big Town and country singer Vince Gill, graced the inaugural episode of the series, leaving a lasting impact and sending shivers down the spines of many, including the author.
The quartet, comprising Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet, joined forces with Vince Gill to craft a musical masterpiece. Originally penned and recorded by country music icon Kris Kristofferson in 1972, “Why Me Lord” has seen numerous interpretations over the years. However, the performance captured in the video is hailed as one of the finest renditions of this timeless classic.
Vince Gill reportedly received notice about Opry regulations prohibiting musicians from performing songs about Jesus, a measure likely taken to avoid potential discomfort for non-Christian audience members, as suggested by the video’s narrative. Despite this constraint, Vince chose to press on with the performance, and the audience appeared to embrace it wholeheartedly.
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