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Trisha Yearwood Honors Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels + Others With 'Carry You Home'

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Rest your heart easy, I'll carry you home. ACM - Academy of Country Music Awards

Posted by Trisha Yearwood on Thursday, September 17, 2020

CBS' Sept. 16 broadcast of the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) included a special tribute to the artists and behind-the-scenes figures who've passed away in recent months, backed by Trisha Yearwood's live rendition of "I'll Carry You Home."

The in memoriam video included the likes of Earl Thomas Conley, Harold Reid, John Prine, Jimmy Capps, Paul English, Bill Mack, Jan Howard, busbee, Gary McSpadden, Chuck Glaser, Jim Glaser, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers.

"I'll Carry You Home" was co-written by Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith and Troy Verges. It appears on Yearwood's 2019 album, Every Girl.

Yearwood performed her song at the Grand Ole Opry House, which hosted the awards show along with two other iconic Nashville venues, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.

The Keith Urban-hosted event was originally scheduled for Las Vegas back in the spring, but it got moved Nashville for the first time due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Other performers of note included Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Taylor Swift, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, Riley Green and the duo of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

"I'll Carry You Home" Lyrics

When you can't walk and there's chains 'round your soul
The burden's too heavy and you've run out of road
And you're praying out loud
As you stumble through the rain and snow
I'll walk out and find you, I'll carry you home

When you can't speak 'cause the words are too strong
And every time that you try, it just comes out all wrong
When your heart's screaming out, but no one can hear your song
Oh, I'll sing it for you, I'll carry you home

I'll carry you home, I'll carry you home
So rest your heart easy, I'll carry you home

So wander this world now, fearless and free
Climb every mountain and sail every sea
But if you wander too far into the great unknown
You know I will find you, I'll carry you home

I'll carry you home, I'll carry you home
So rest your heart easy, I'll carry you home
I'll carry you home, I'll carry you home (I'll carry you home)
So rest your heart easy, I'll carry you home
Rest your heart easy, I'll carry you home

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