Country Star Vince Gill Debuts Song Forever Changed Based On His Personal Experience With Sexual Abuse — WATCH!

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Not a dry eye in the house…

On Tuesday, at Universal Music Group Nashville‘s two-hour showcase at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Vince Gill debuted an emotional song called Forever Changed based on his own personal experience with sexual abuse.

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Though the tune was written a few years ago, the country singer performed it for the first time in front of Country Radio Seminar attendees, in light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

Although the track is told from a female perspective, the 60-year-old revealed to the solemn crowd it was inspired by an incident he endured in middle school with his gym teacher.

According to Rare Country, Gill confessed:

“Maybe this song came from a personal experience for me. I was in seventh grade and a young, dumb kid… I had a gym teacher that acted inappropriately towards me and was trying to do things that I didn’t know what the hell was going on… I just jumped up and I ran. I don’t know why. I don’t think I ever told anybody my whole life. Even what’s been going on has been giving me a little bit of courage to speak up too.”

In the powerful song, the musician depicts the emotional turmoil that sexual assault survivors can go through:

Too afraid to tell someone/ You might as well have used a gun/ She cries to Jesus to ease the pain/ Because of you/ She’s forever changed

At the end of his performance, which was dedicated to “all the people that are hurting,” Gill received a standing ovation.

WATCH a clip (below):

[Image via WENN.]

Feb 7, 2018 4:45pm PDT

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