Vince Gill Wins Carrie Underwood Over With ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Cover During ‘ACM Girls Night Out’ Show
Vince Gill presented a special award to Carrie Underwood at the ‘ACM Girls Night Out’ special for being the only female in the Academy of Country Music’s history to win the Entertainer of the Year award in 2008 and 2009. He then performed a tender rendition of her 2005 hit ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel.’ After presenting a highlight-packed tribute video showing everything from Underwood’s childhood local television performances through her 2005 ‘American Idol‘ victor and all the accomplishments she’s gone on to since then, Gill joked that he had difficulty choosing just one of the young singer’s 13 No. 1 hits to perform in her honor.
His heartfelt vocals and extremely tasteful guitar solos brought Underwood to tears, and had the Judds and other celebrities in attendance enraptured as well. Underwood profusely thanked him afterwars, commenting that she hoped she could get through their scheduled performance of ‘How Great Thou Art’ now that her floodgates were opened, tear-wise. As you can read and see for yourself here, they seemed to pull that song off nicely, too.
Underwood also joined in an all-star tribute performance of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ in honor of Loretta Lynn, which had to be a lot more fun than watching her husband mix it up with other hockey goons during an NHL playoff game the week before.
Watch Vince Gill Perform Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’