CMT Crossroads is back with two more great artists.
Country artist Vince Gill is on the Crossroads stage and to join him CMT brought in pop and rock legend Sting. The pair went through a few of each other’s classics and a couple of covers. Here is their version of Sting’s 1993 classic If I Ever Lose My Faith In You…
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You – Sting & Vince Gill
What a great song.
This was the perfect pairing for CMT Crossroads. Vinces high vocals and great guitar playing fit perfectly in the song along with Sting’s high vocals. There has always been this extra passion in Sting’s voice when he sings his own songs and even today you can hear the emotion he puts in the track.
Looking back, I was never a huge fan of Sting’s music, but I certainly remember when If I Ever Lose My Faith In You was a major hit on the radio. You couldn’t turn on the radio in the ’90s here in the US and not hear a Sting song. It was only later I found out all the songs he’s been a part of as a solo artist and has a member of The Police.
Vince Gill does a marvelous job with the track. His voice is amazing and his guitar playing has always been top notch as well. Vince and Sting are settling into their wise father-like roles in their respective genres. They’re still releasing new music and out on some of the biggest tours, but for the most part they’re absent from the charts. Yet the younger generation still looks to them as influences and these two are happy to be a part of it.
Both Vince and Sting are probably in the twilight of their careers, but they both sound great. Sting doesn’t look a day over 40 even though he’s already 60 years old. Vince looks to have the same energy he once had when he was the biggest thing in country music. I don’t think either of these two music giants will ever stop playing and good for them.
It’s great to see these guys up on stage performing a great song and performing it pitch perfect.