The celebration surrounding the 50th Annual CMA Awards continues with this soulful cover of Vince Gill’s CMA song of the year winner, “When I Call Your Name.” When it came out in 1990, that song took its rightful place among the all-time saddest country songs ever recorded. There’s even footage of country forefather Roy Acuff crying on the side of the Grand Ole Opry stage as Vince sang it.
Now, that’s sad.
Leave it to current country crooner David Nail to step in and deliver a heartbreaking rendition of the song for the CMA’s Forever Country cover series. With his smooth voice and distinctive delivery, David just nails this song. We’re sure Vince Gill would be proud.
If you like what you hear from David, there’s more where that came from on his latest album, “Fighter,” available now.
As for “When I Call Your Name,” that song was a real turning point for Vince’s career. Peaking at No. 2 on the country chart, it was his highest-charting song at that time. Patty Loveless sings harmony vocals with Vince on the song, and she recently covered it herself in celebration of Vince’s 25th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.
We expect Vince and David will both be on hand for the 50th Annual CMA Awards airing Nov. 2 on ABC.