Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist and a duet partner.
He has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. As of 2017, Gill has also earned 21 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country music artist. In 2007 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. On February 4, 2016 Gill was inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk by Joe Walsh of the Eagles. In 2017, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey were hired by the Eagles to fill-in for the late Glenn Frey.
Gill has been married to singer Amy Grant since March 2000.
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | October 4, 2016
Watch Vince Gill Sing “Go Rest High On That Mountain” at Golf Legend Arnold Palmer’s Funeral
Today (Oct. 4) a public memorial service was held for golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died on Sept. 25.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, who was one of Arnold’s longtime friends, performed two songs at the ceremony in memory of his golfing buddy: “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend.”
“I just want to thank the family for the gift of the invitation to come here and honor an old friend,” said Vince before singing “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” “It means more to me than you’ll ever know. This man was my favorite person—not my favorite golfer—but my favorite person that I’ve ever met.”
Watch Vince perform “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
by Lisa Konicki | @LisaKon127 | September 9, 2016
The Time Jumpers Find Happiness Through The “Fun of Making Music”
The Time Jumpers aren’t making music for the fame and fortune that comes along with the territory - they are simply doing it because they love it.
Nashville’s most legendary musicians - ”Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Albin (upright bass), Billy Thomas (drums, vocals), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals) and Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars) - make up the 10-piece band that can be found Monday nights at a downtown Nashville club, 3rd and Lindsley, putting on one of the hottest shows in town.
Today (Sept. 9) the western swing/traditional country band has released their third album, Kid Sister. The record contains 14 new and classic western swing and traditional country songs that pay tribute to a much-loved member of the band, the late Dawn Sears. Dawn - who passed away from cancer in 2014 - is the “Kid Sister” that inspired the title track, written by Vince Gill, and her final recordings can be heard on the new record.
Nash Country Daily was lucky enough to have four of the ten members - Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Paul Franklin and Billy Thomas - in the NCD studios to talk about the new album, Kid Sister and what makes the Time Jumpers so special.
Background information From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vince Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His mother had a son, Bob Coen, from a previous marriage. He was Gill's half-brother, but was considered a full brother by Gill.
His father, J. Stanley Gill, was a lawyer and administrative law judge who played in a country music band part-time and encouraged Gill to pursue a music career. His father encouraged him to learn to play banjo and guitar, which he did along with bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle.
Gill attended high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. While there he performed bluegrass in the band Mountain Smoke, which built a strong local following. After graduating from high school in 1975, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to join the band Bluegrass Alliance. Afterwards he spent a brief amount of time in Ricky Skaggs's Boone Creek band before moving to Los Angeles to join Sundance, a bluegrass group fronted by fiddler Byron Berline.
Birth name Vincent Grant Gill
Born April 12, 1957
Origin Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Genres neotraditionalist country
Instruments vocals, guitar, mandolin, Dobro, banjo
Years active 1979-present
Labels RCA Records MCA Nashville Records (current) Associated acts The Notorious Cherry Bombs | Pure Prairie League | Rodney Crowell | Alison Krauss | Sheryl Crow | Amy Grant | Reba McEntire | Sara Evans
Veröffentlicht am 23.06.2014 Did you know Mark Knop¡er asked Vince Gill to play guitar for Dire Straits? Enjoy this segment of Vince's incredible guitar technique along with this interesting tidbit and an impressive phone call. (A&E's Live By Request, 1998)
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