After nearly a decade of valiant attempts, Vince Gill achieved his first No. 1 hit at country radio with 1992’s “I Still Believe in You.” Looking back, it stands out as one of the most beautiful country songs of the era.
Written by Gill and John Jarvis, the ballad serves as a heartfelt apology and a reaffirmation of a relationship. The opening lyrics immediately set the tone: “Everybody wants a little piece of my time/Still I put you at the end of the line.” Aware of his mistakes, Gill uses his golden tenor to gently ask for one more chance.
Gill filmed the elegant video at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill., without an audience. As a result, it’s easy to feel the loneliness in the lyrics. With those unmistakable vocals and an ultimately reassuring message, the ballad earned Grammys for best country song and best country male vocal performance, along with ACM and CMA trophies for song of the year.
Enjoy one of Vince Gill’s most enduring singles, “I Still Believe in You.”