When Vince Gill first appeared on the music scene in 1979 as a member of the country rock group Pure Prairie League, it was thought that he would last.

The crowds yell in delight every time he lets go with his powerful vocal, and his performances are completely unique.

Gill has released over 20 albums and continues to win over admirers around the country. This talented musician, who is also a devoted Christian, has recently included more gospel music in his shows, and the audience seems to appreciate it.

The crowd was excited to see him sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, Tennessee, knowing he was going to put on a great performance.

The managers, however, warned him not to sing any references to Jesus in his songs.

Instead of following directions and taking the stage, Gill chose to go with his instincts and do something completely out of the ordinary, which had everyone on their feet.

The rousing and moving song and lyrics of “Why Me Lord” soon filled the environment. The song, which Kris Kristofferson first sung and recorded in 1972, benefited greatly from Gill’s vocal skills.

He received standing ovations, and video of his performance quickly went viral.

We all applaud Gill for remaining faithful to his beliefs and thank him for the wonderful music he has provided us over the years.