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Watch Vince Gill & Patty Loveless Honor George Jones with “Go Rest High On That Mountain”

Posted By Sarah Wyland On May 7, 2013 @ 12:18 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

George Jones [1]

George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.

Thousands flocked to the Grand Ole Opry [2] to honor the memory of George Jones [3] last week during his public memorial service. Among the many artists who paid tribute to George were Patty Loveless [4] and Vince Gill, [5] who took the stage together for an emotional duet of Vince’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”

Stars Remember George Jones >> [6]

George’s Life in Pictures >> [1]

Vince did his best to crack a joke as he took the stage before sharing several stories and memories about George, who nicknamed Vince ‘Sweet Pea” and sent him cases upon cases of ravioli. Patty Loveless also recalled memories of George, including a time he’d gone shopping for her records.

“Brother George taught us all how to sing with a broken heart,” Vince said before they performed. “Better than anybody that ever lived.” As Vince struggled to make it through the song, Garth Brooks [7] and Trisha Yearwood [8] led a standing ovation to show their support.

Watch Vince and Patty’s emotional performance below:

Click here to view the embedded video. [9]

 

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[2] Thousands flocked to the Grand Ole Opry: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2013/05/02/thousands-celebrate-george-jones-life-at-his-public-funeral/

[3] George Jones: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_george_jones

[4] Patty Loveless: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_patty_loveless

[5] Vince Gill,: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_vince_gill

[6] Stars Remember George Jones >>: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2013/04/26/alan-jackson-keith-urban-more-stars-remember-george-jones/

[7] Garth Brooks: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_garth_brooks

[8] Trisha Yearwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_trisha_yearwood

[9] Click here to view the embedded video.: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2013/05/07/watch-vince-gill-patty-loveless-honor-george-jones-with-go-rest-high-on-that-mountain/

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