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Matt Koziol Teams Up With Vince Gill For A Chilling Cover Of An Allison Krauss Classic

Singer-songwriter Matt Koziol is stirring hearts with his latest soulful ballad, "Ghost In This House," featuring the legendary Vince Gill. The stripped-down, almost acoustic composition, mostly carried by a haunting guitar melody, serves as the perfect backdrop for the emotional lyrics that tug at the strings of nostalgia and lost love.

What happens when you mix one of the most beloved voices in country music with one of today's biggest newcomers, well you get some intoxicating Music City magic! Out today Maryland native Matt Koziol lends his whiskey soaked vocal to the country music classic Ghost In This House.

Penned by written Hugh Prestwood, and recorded by Shenandoah in 1990 the song has become a favorite of country fans. The song reached number 5 on the BillboardHot Country Singles & Tracks chart in December 1990. Then in 1999 Opry member Alison Krauss covered it, giving it new life.

The song opens with a melancholic confession, painting a vivid picture of a solitary existence: "I don't pick up the mail, I don't pick up the phone, I don't answer the door" The narrative unfolds as Koziol takes us through the desolation of a once-shared space, now haunted by the absence of a loved one.

The lyrics capture the essence of heartbreak, portraying the singer as a mere specter in the house that was once filled with warmth and companionship. The refrain, "I'm just a ghost in this house," echoes the sentiment of being a mere shadow of the vibrant life that once thrived within those walls.

Vince Gill's collaboration adds a layer of emotional depth to the track, his soulful harmonies intertwining seamlessly with Koziol's poignant delivery. The pairing of these two talented artists elevates "Ghost In This House" to a level of emotional resonance that is sure to leave a lasting impact on listeners.

As the song progresses, the imagery of a lingering presence, a whisper of smoke, serves as a metaphor for the remnants of a love that once burned passionately. The chorus becomes a haunting refrain, reinforcing the idea of being a ghost in a house that was once alive with the fire of two entwined hearts.

"Ghost In This House" is more than a song, it's a deeply emotional journey that invites listeners to reflect on the universal themes of love, loss, and the haunting echoes of memories. Matt Koziol's soul-stirring vocals, coupled with Vince Gill's timeless artistry, make this ballad a powerful addition to the country music landscape.


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