John Rafferty. "Go Rest High On That Mountain". New Official Music Video.

This is the latest video by John Rafferty "Go Rest High On That Mountain".

 John's Story

 

"I've always had a great love for music growing up but I didn't start singing until I was 17 it was my Dad & sister Anne that encouraged me to give it a go finally one night I got up to sing at a karaoke & from then I knew that's what I wanted to do...

 

I then started of doing a few guest spots for various charities doing a tribute to Garth Brooks the word soon started to spread before I knew it I was doing the Tribute more frequently..

 

I've been singing for 22 years now.. I've always sang country Music but its only been this last 2 Years I've focused on Going back to Country Music & the road I want to go down.

 

The Voice UK has been one of the best & most nerve wrecking  things I've done in my career to date. I had to do 5 Auditions before I even got to the TV Stage.

 

My Album was Recorded & Produced down in Portaferry with the super Talented Stephen Smyth it features a great mixture of songs some of my Favourite's from the album would be Holes In the Floor of Heaven,

Bed Of Roses. I tried to pick songs that tell stories so that anybody listening can relate to the lyrics

 

Some of my Best achievements to date would have to be Releasing my 1st Album that would be right up there.. Also appearing on National Television Show BBC The Voice UK in front of Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue,

Will-I-AM, Ricky Wilson & Got to sing with one of the finest bands you will ever hear The Voice UK Band. I've Also sang for Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent Getting down to the last 200 people out of thousands these would be some my biggest achievements.

 

My mains aims & goals are to keeping pushing myself out there as much as I can & hopefully get to work with a few musicians to get a band on the road.

 

I have a few things In the pipeline!!! I'm gonna start working on my first music video very soon plus I also  have a Few gigs Lined up in Scotland & England..."

"Go Rest High on That Mountain" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album When Love Finds You. It is a eulogic ballad. Gill began writing the song following the death of country music superstar Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. Gill did not finish the song until a few years later following the death of his older brother Bob, in 1993, of a heart attack. Ricky Skaggs and Patty Loveless both sang background vocals on the record.

 

The song won the CMA's Song of the Year award in 1996[1] and a BMI Most-Performed Song award in 1997. It also received two Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in the 38th Grammy Awards. The single reached No. 14 on the Country Singles chart in 1995. It has sold 648,000 digital copies in the US since becoming available for download.

 

On May 2, 2013, Gill performed the song with Loveless at the funeral of fellow country artist George Jones. At one point during the performance, Gill became too emotional to sing some of the words, but was able to complete the song by focusing primarily on his guitar playing. In a speech just prior to Gill's and Loveless' performance, Gill underlined their duet by stating that he always was aware of a "special anointing" in his duets with Loveless, and compared them particularly to Jones' duets with singer Melba Montgomery during the 1960s.

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