Naturally, when I saw he was playing the “Grand Ole Opry Loves the ’90s Experience,” I knew the man had something great in store…
And boy, he delivered.
He covered Vince Gill’s 1990 hit “When I Call Your Name,” and I’ll admit, he might’ve given the original a run for its money… And we’re talking about an original song from arguably the best voice in all of country music, and definitely the best one-two punch when it comes to vocals and ability to shred the guitar.
Johnson kicked things off by discussing how much he loves ’90s country music:
“I feel like the ’90s was one of the greatest eras of country music there’s ever been. There’s a man in this town by the name of Tim DuBois.A lot of you know him.
He gave me my first chance, my first publishing deal here in the state of Tennessee. He wrote this song, sung by Mr. Vince Gill, and I’d like to play you my version of it.”
Now this isn’t the first time Johnson has covered Vince Gill from the Opry stage, as he put together another impressive rendition of “When I Call Your Name” only a few short months back.
However, there’s just something about doing it on ’90s night that makes it that much sweeter.