The country music community is mourning the loss of Guy Clark, who performed his own stellar tracks and wrote dozens of hits for everyone from Brad Paisley to Johnny Cash. During his long career, he built strong bonds with some of the biggest names in the genre.
Vince Gill and Clark had a long collaborative relationship over the years. The two co-wrote the track “Sight For Sore Eyes,” which is on Gill’s 1989 album When I Call Your Name, but that was just the beginning of their friendship. When Gill was planning his 2006 box set These Days, he called up Clark to ask if he’d join him on the song “Almost Home.” He agreed, and soon after the pair took to the Grand Ole Opry stage to perform it live.
The song tells the story of two men who are searching for answers and find an unexpected connection between each other. The two singers put everything they have into the breathtaking story song, which completely captivates the Opry audience.
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Clark was known for his incredible talents as a songwriter, but the emotion and authenticity he put into every live performance shows just how big of a loss we’ve suffered with his passing.