I like the way faith is tied to the fabric of a life in country music. It is a part of a whole cloth, a lifestyle and way of existing. The faith message in this song is direct and simple, and without judgment. A simple man, trying to live a good life (and later die a good death), bows his head to Jesus. This is a great son with a good message.
Perhaps the most powerful country gospel song of all time, Allison Krauss's voice sounds like something right out of Heaven. The appeal of country gospel is, partly, the fact that it sounds older, with roots in history long past. Religion is appealing in part because of this feeling of connection with something ancient which in turn symbolizes our connection with the eternal.