Vince Gill Fights Tears As He Honors Kenny Rogers At Opry With ‘Sweet Music Man’ Cover
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Country music legend Kenny Rogers died Friday, March 20, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of all who loved him and his music. The singer had a career that spanned more than six decades and he influenced many of today’s biggest stars.
Many of those have taken to social media since Rogers’ death to honor him. Some shared memories, some pictures and others covers of his songs. Jake Owen, Dolly Parton, and Blake Shelton are just a few who posted tribute to The Gambler.
But, perhaps the most touching tribute came Saturday night from the Grand Ole Opry. The weekly Opry show, currently being performed in front of an empty Opry House due to the coronavirus pandemic, is being streamed online. The temporary new format is allowing the Opry to maintain its streak of never missing a Saturday night show.
During Saturday’s event (March 21), Vince Gill took the stage to honor Kenny Rogers with a performance of the late singer’s 1977 single “Sweet Music Man.” Gill was joined by fellow country stars Marty Stuart and Brad Paisley who sang background vocals. As Gill sang the familiar lyrics his voice cracked and he fought back tears as a photo of Kenny Rogers was displayed behind him.
See a clip of Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart singing “Sweet Music Man” below.