Most of what I know about music, I learned from Scott. He introduced me to Alison Krauss, Elvis Presley, Vince Gill and many more. One year, Vince Gill appeared at the Minnesota State Fair, and Scott and Sally got special tickets that conferred backstage access, which they shared with us. Somewhere, I have a photo of my family with Gill that was taken on that occasion.
Vince Gill is a great songwriter, guitar player and singer, but the star of this video is Carrie Underwood, with whom he performed a duet of “How Great Thou Art” at a recent Country Music Awards event. Underwood, of course, is the most successful American Idol contestant ever. This Yahoo News story describes the impact that Underwood and Gill had on their fellow musicians. If you are a country music fan, it is fun to identify the stars in the audience who were blown away by Underwood’s performance. So far, it has gotten more than three million views on YouTube. So, if you haven’t yet seen it, here it is:
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