Brothers Osbourne Tribute Orlando Victims With ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ [Watch]
In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando over the weekend, the Brothers Osborne took the opportunity at their show in Jacksonville, Fla., June 12 to pay tribute to the victims with a cover of Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Released on his 1995 album When Love Finds You, Gill began writing the tune after the death of Keith Whitley and finished the song after his older brother died of a heart attack.
The crowd sang along to the somber ballad, a fitting tribute to the nearly 50 innocent lives lost at an Orlando gay nightclub when a man opened fire in the building. The band also posted a heartfelt statement on Twitter after the attack.
"In honor of those in #Orlando, don’t run. Don’t hide. Don’t fear. And never hate. Be 100% yourself in spite of the a--holes in this world,” they wrote.
Several other country artists have also expressed their sympathies for the devastating events, including Luke Bryan, who held a moment of silence at his performance at CMA Fest, and Little Big Town, who dedicated their song “Miracle” to Florida. Jason Isbell also urged his fans to show compassion and empathy to others in the wake of the massacre at his performance at Bonnaroo.
“The only thing I know to say to you is have faith. I know I think we’re all good people out here. I think we’ve got the brains and the heart that it takes to figure it out, to put a stop to this kind of bulls–t and learn to live peacefully together. But the trick is compassion and empathy. I think that’s the trick. That’s the only thing that I’ve learned. My heart goes out to everybody down in Florida,” he shared from the stage.
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