Cat Country was at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium when Vince Gill stunned a crowd of country music professionals with a story of being sexually assaulted by a teacher in middle school. Gill followed with a poignant new song about sexual assault from the female perspective called "Forever Changed."
Gill said: "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 ... what’s been going on has given me a little bit of courage to speak up too.”
Gill told the Ryman audience that he wrote the song years ago, but recent events and the #MeToo movement inspired him to perform this song for the first time at the Country Radio Seminar.