“All my life I’ve known Jesus/But that connection never came,” sings Vince Gill at the top of his new song “When My Amy Prays.” A hushed, vulnerable ballad that deals in doubt and the strength that comes with love, “When My Amy Prays” is the latest release from Gill’s upcoming album Okie.
Over restrained piano chords and softly brushed drums, Gill sings about not fully understanding or feeling the presence of a higher power until he experienced it through his wife, singer Amy Grant. Seeing Amy pray, he sings in each gently rising-and-falling chorus, gives him a glimpse at something larger and fills him with hope.
Gill previously released the apologetic tune “A Letter to My Mama” as the first offering from Okie, which will be released August 23rd. Between now and then, Gill will be putting in some time with his side gig as a touring member of the Eagles, who have European dates lined up through mid-July. Upon his return, he’ll play several solo headlining dates, in addition to holding down his Monday job as a member of Nashville’s Time Jumpers.
Okie Track Listing:
- “I Don’t Want To Ride the Rails No More” (Vince Gill)
- “The Price of Regret” (Vince Gill)
- “Forever Changed” (Vince Gill)
- “An Honest Man” (Vince Gill)
- “What Choice Will You Make” (Vince Gill / Leslie Satcher)
- “Black and White” (Vince Gill / Charlie Worsham)
- “The Red Words” (Vince Gill)
- “When My Amy Prays” (Vince Gill)
- “A Letter to My Mama” (Vince Gill / Dean Dillon)
- “Nothin’ Like a Guy Clark Song” (Vince Gill)
- “That Old Man of Mine” (Vince Gill)
- “A World Without Haggard” (Vince Gill)