‘The Voice’ Winners Todd Tilghman and Jordan Smith Cover Vince Gill: WATCH

Two of The Voice‘s winners have teamed up for one epic collaboration. Season 18 winner Todd Tilghman just joined Season 9 winner Jordan Smith, to sing a cover the chorus of one of Vince Gill‘s biggest hits, “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”

Tilghman shared a video of the song on social media. The two are currently on the road together, serving as the opening acts for Rhett Walker’s The Gospel Song and Tailgatin’ Tour.

After winning The Voice, Tilghman left his job as a full-time pastor in Meridian, Mississippi to relocate to Tennessee and pursue music full-time. But while he may not serve in an official ministry capacity, the father of eight says he still believes he is called to minister, just in a different way.

“It’s almost like I’m trying to smuggle the message in,” Tilghman told Everything Nash. “Like ‘In a Heartache‘ —  you love people, but it’s hard. Loving people is hard, but it’s worth it in the end. So if I had to do it all over again, I would. It’s also one of the main conversations that I’ve had with a lot of people. Especially if you look at country music — if a country artist comes out and says they’re Christian, the church goes nuts. But if a Christian person says they’re going to be a country artist, it’s like, ‘Hmm.’”

Tilghman set a new record on The Voice by being the oldest contestant to win the reality TV talent show at age 42 — a role that made him more like a parental figure than a peer to his fellow contestants.

“I did kind of garner a reputation of being the ‘Dad’ of the group,” Tilghman reflected to Authority Magazine.. “There were times when I sat by the pool with some of the younger artists, who were like 19 and 20 years old. They’d be in a crisis, and I just sit out there and talk to them. I guess I learned that while I didn’t know some of the lingo, I did have things to offer. I mean, that was a good takeaway. I even used my pastoral skills on my own self when I would get anxious, you know. I talked myself off the ledge a couple of times when I felt completely out of my element.”

Tilghman and his wife Brooke released their new book, Every Little Win: How Celebrating Small Victories Can Lead to Big Joy, in June. It is available for purchase here.*

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