Country Music great Vince Gill earned himself a Grammy nomination earlier this week for his new single “Threaten Me With Heaven.” The nominations for the 54th annual GRAMMY awards were announced during a television concert special on CBS. Vince is nominated for Best Country Song, giving him his 41st Grammy nomination to date.
The song serves as a tribute to co-writer Will Owsley, who had taken his life since the song was written with Amy Grant and Dillian O’Brian.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled for my late friend Will,” Gill says. “This would have meant the world to him.”
Gill says the song has a profound impact on him because of Owsley’s death. “In my lifetime, ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain” has been the song that helped a lot of people through their grief. I think this one will in turn hopefully do the same thing. It’s a powerful, powerful song.”
Vince is a 20-time GRAMMY award winner. He’ll be heading out on his Christmas tour “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” with his wife, Amy Grant, starting December 7th in Baltimore, Maryland.