Country music star is asked not to mention Jesus, his response is met with a standing ovation

A male country music performer with an exceptional history, Vince Gill has released more than 20 albums and won the most Grammy Awards ever.

We first became aware of Gill in 1979, when he joined the country rock group Pure Prairie League. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Four decades later, he is still a popular and in-demand musician who was chosen to join Little Big Town on the illustrious Grand Ole Opry stage.

However, his superiors only allowed him to perform if he avoided singing about Jesus.

How then could anyone deny this amazing and bright musician the right to sing the song he wanted whenever he wanted to throughout a performance?

The response he gave led everyone in the crowd to stand up immediately.

In the 1980s, Gill embarked on a career as a solo artist. Gill was born in Oklahoma in 1957. Over the past few years, the devoted Christian has increased the amount of gospel music that is used in his performances.

Recently, he accepted an invitation to do a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, which is a stage concert that features country music and has been going on since 1925 in Nashville, Tennessee.

However, the employers told him he could perform as long as he didn’t sing any songs that were religious, particularly songs about Jesus.

Gill may have followed this guidance and disregarded his natural inclination to desire to sing about his religious beliefs. But instead of that, he went in a different direction.

He disregarded these guidelines and instead performed “Why Me Lord,” a stirring song that was penned by American country music musician Kris Kristofferson and recorded by a gospel vocalist in the same year.

Since then, other musical legends, including Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, have given their renditions of the song.

A standing ovation was shown in response to Gill’s performance, which demonstrated that the audience members were more concerned with how moving the performance was than the content of the song itself.

Watch an excerpt of him performing in the video below.

It took Gill a lot of guts to sing a song that was in keeping with both his religious beliefs and his musical flair. Not everyone would have had the courage to disobey orders in such a way.

On the other hand, once you’ve been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, you occasionally get to set your own rules!