Today (Oct. 4) a public memorial service was held for golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died on Sept. 25.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, who was one of Arnold’s longtime friends, performed two songs at the ceremony in memory of his golfing buddy: “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend.”
“I just want to thank the family for the gift of the invitation to come here and honor an old friend,” said Vince before singing “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” “It means more to me than you’ll ever know. This man was my favorite person—not my favorite golfer—but my favorite person that I’ve ever met.”
Watch Vince perform “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
photo courtesy Alison Auerbach