By Ken Paulson
Like Carole King’s appearance at the Bluebird Cafe earlier this month, tonight’s in-the-round featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Richard Marx and Don Schlitz at the same Nashville venue was truly something special.
Among the highlights at this benefit for Alive Hospice:
– A guest turn by Jenny Gill, singing the touching “I Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong,” a new song about how badly a then-teen Jenny treated her stepmom Amy Grant.
– Vince Gill’s extraordinary performance of “Threaten Me With Heaven” and his remembrance of the late Will Owsley, a co-writer of the song.
– Don Schlitz’s very funny “I’m Allergic to Crazy”
– A new song by Amy Grant about a tragic loss in her son’s life