The world lost a legend when Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey passed away in 2015. His death was felt deeply by everyone in the music industry, especially those who knew him well. One such person was country singer Vince Gill, who delivered a beautiful tribute to his friend and fellow musician just days after his passing.
Gill performed the classic Eagles song “Peaceful Easy Feeling” at the Grand Ole Opry in honor of Frey’s memory. The emotional performance, which took place on the hallowed Ryman Auditorium stage, moved many in the audience to tears. Gill’s love for his friend was evident in every note he sang.
I've got a Peaceful, Easy Feeling,
and I know you won't let me down…
Heading to downtown Toronto to see The Eagles in concert tonight. So pumped. pic.twitter.com/W1FAsw0ogQ
— IOTerry 🦋 (@io_terry) July 17, 2018
The tribute continues to touch people’s hearts years later, and it is easy to see why. Gill’s heartfelt rendition of the song captures the essence of Frey’s music and spirit, reminding us all of his incredible talent and enduring legacy.
In a fitting tribute to Frey, his son Deacon now sings lead on “Peaceful Easy Feeling” while Gill plays guitar beside him during the Eagles’ current tour. It’s a beautiful way to honor the memory of one of music’s greatest icons.