The country star's cover of Gill's song about grief led the crowd and Gill to give her a standing ovation and even made him tear up. Underwood included the new final verse that Gill added to the track in 2019 after his older brother Bob passed from a heart attack to her rendition. The song has earned Gill both CMA and Grammy Awards. Other musicians that paid tribute to Gill during the big night included Brad Paisley, Cody Johnson, Sting, Chris Stapleton, and more.
Watch the performance below:
Underwood will be celebrating her latest album Denim & Rhinestones with an iHeartRadio LIVE show in VR on September 29th. During her iHeartRadio LIVE show, fans will get to see her perform some of her Denim & Rhinestones songs and talk about the new album and more during an exclusive Q&A hosted by iHeartRadio's Brooke Taylor.
Fans can listen and tune in free for a stream of the exclusive iHeartRadio LIVE with Carrie Underwood on Thursday, September 29th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Fans with a Meta Quest 2 headset can view the VR performance in Meta Horizon Worlds and on iHeartRadio’s Facebook and Instagram. The show will also be broadcast across iHeartRadio Country stations, as well as on the iHeartRadio app via the iHeartCountry Radio station.