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Vince Gill

Gill playing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007
Background information
Birth name Vincent Grant Gill
Born April 12, 1957 (1957-04-12) (age 52)
Origin Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country
Bluegrass
Blue-eyed soul, Country Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, Dobro, banjo
Years active 1979-present
Labels RCA
MCA
MCA Nashville
Associated acts The Notorious Cherry Bombs
Pure Prairie League
Rodney Crowell
Amy Grant
Website VinceGill.com

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill(born April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional 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. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 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. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2005, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Biography

Early life

Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His father, J. Stanley Gill, was a lawyer and administrative law judge[1] who played in a country music band part time and encouraged Gill to pursue a musical career. His homemaker mother, Jerene, played the harmonica.[2] At the encouragement of his father, Gill learned to play several instruments, including the banjo and guitar, before he started high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. He first played with a teenage band called Bluegrass Revue in the late 1970s. The other members were: Billy Perry on the banjo, Bobby Clark on the mandolin and Mike Perry on the bass. (Bobby Clark plays with Jerry Butler and the Blue Js now.) While in high school, he performed with "Mountain Smoke," a bluegrass band that once opened for Pure Prairie League. After he graduated, he played in a number of bluegrass bands, including Ricky Skaggs' "Boone Creek"; later, he became a member of Rodney Crowell's road band, The Cherry Bombs.

Career

Gill debuted on the national scene with the country rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band's album Can't Hold Back. Gill is the lead singer on their hit song "Let Me Love You Tonight".

It has been rumored, based on a webisode by the Christian Pop Punk band Relient K, that Vince will be making a guest appearance on their new untitled album which is due for release sometime in 2009. [3]

Personal life

Gill married country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo fame, in 1980. The couple have one daughter, Jennifer Jerene Gill, born May 5, 1982. Vince and Janis separated in the mid-1990s and eventually divorced in June 1998. Vince married Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in March 2000. They have one daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, born March 12, 2001.

Gill, along with his wife Amy, are fans of the Nashville Predators. They have been season ticket holders since the opening season and are often shown on the jumbo screen. In the 2007 playoffs, he and Amy sang the national anthem for each game.

Though Gill never attended college, he's a big fan of the University of Oklahoma football team. He also attends nearly every men's basketball game at Belmont University in Nashville.

Recent Albums

His newest release [2]"Love Songs"[3] is a compliation of some of his best heart warming singles.

Discography

Selected awards

Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Grammy Awards

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

See also

References

External links


Simple English

Vince Gill
Birth name Vincent Grant Gill
Born April 12, 1957 (1957-04-12) (age 53)
Origin Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Genres neotraditionalist country
Occupations singer-songwriter
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
Website VinceGill.com

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Discography

Singles

Year Title US Country US Hot 100 Album
1984 "Victim of Life's Circumstances" 40 Turn Me Loose
1984 "Oh Carolina" 38 Turn Me Loose
1984 "Turn Me Loose" 39 Turn Me Loose
1985 "True Love" 32 The Things That Matter
1985 "If It Weren't For Him" (w/ Rosanne Cash) 10 The Things That Matter
1985 "Oklahoma Borderline" 9 The Things That Matter
1985 "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" (w/ Rosanne Cash) 1 Rhythm and Romance (Rosanne Cash album)
1986 "With You" 33 The Way Back Home
1987 "Cinderella" 5 The Way Back Home
1987 "Let's Do Something" 16 The Way Back Home
1988 "Everybody's Sweetheart" 11 The Way Back Home
1988 "The Radio" 39 The Way Back Home
1989 "Never Alone" 22 When I Call Your Name
1990 "Oklahoma Swing" (w/ Reba McEntire) 13 When I Call Your Name
1990 "When I Call Your Name" 2 When I Call Your Name
1990 "Never Knew Lonely" 3 When I Call Your Name
1991 "Pocket Full Of Gold" 7 Pocket Full Of Gold
1991 "Liza Jane" 7 Pocket Full Of Gold
1991 "Look At Us" 4 Pocket Full Of Gold
1992 "Take Your Memory With You"A 2 Pocket Full Of Gold
1993 "I Still Believe In You"B 1 I Still Believe In You
1993 "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" 1 I Still Believe In You
1993 "I Can't Tell You Why"C 42 Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles
1993 "The Heart Won't Lie" (w/ Reba McEntire) 1 It's Your Call (Reba McEntire album)
1993 "No Future in the Past"A 3 I Still Believe In You
1993 "One More Last Chance" 1 I Still Believe In You
1994 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"C 52 Songs From The Heart / Let There Be Peace On Earth
1994 "Let There Be Peace on Earth" (w/ Jenny Gill)C Let There Be Peace On Earth
1994 "Tryin' To Get Over You" 1 88 I Still Believe In You
1994 "Whenever You Come Around" 2 72 When Love Finds You
1994 "What the Cowgirls Do" 2 When Love Finds You
1995 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (re-entry)C 54 Songs From The Heart / Let There Be Peace On Earth
1995 "When Love Finds You" 3 109 When Love Finds You
1995 "Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn)" 4 When Love Finds You
1995 "You Better Think Twice" 2 When Love Finds You
1995 "I Will Always Love You" (w/ Dolly Parton)C 15 Something Special (Dolly Parton album)
1995 "Go Rest High on That Mountain" 14 When Love Finds You
1996 "High Lonesome Sound" 12 High Lonesome Sound
1996 "Worlds Apart" 5 High Lonesome Sound
1997 "Pretty Little Adrianna"A 2 High Lonesome Sound
1997 "A Little More Love" 2 High Lonesome Sound
1997 "You and You Alone" 8 High Lonesome Sound
1998 "It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You)" (Mark Chesnutt w/ Vince Gill & Alison Krauss) 34 Thank God for Believers (Mark Chesnutt album)
1998 "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind" 5 60 The Key
1998 "Kindly Keep It Country" 33 The Key
1999 "Blue Christmas" 74 Breath Of Heaven
1999 "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" 27 115 The Key
1999 "No Place That Far" (w/ Sara Evans) 1 37 No Place That Far (Sara Evans album)
1999 "My Kind Of Woman/My Kind Of Man" (w/ Patty Loveless) 27 116 The Key
2000 "Feels Like Love" 6 52 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
2000 "Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye" 20 102 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
2001 "Shoot Straight From Your Heart" 31 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
2002 "Next Big Thing" 17 105 Next Big Thing
2003 "Someday" 31 Next Big Thing
2003 "Young Man's Town" 44 Next Big Thing
2004 "In These Last Few Days" 51 Next Big Thing
2005 "Not Me" (Keni Thomas w/ Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill) 47 Flags of Our Fathers (Keni Thoams album)
2006 "Building Bridges" (Brooks & Dunn w/ Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill) 4 66 Hillbilly Deluxe (Brooks & Dunn album)
2006 "The Reason Why" (w/ Alison Krauss) 28 These Days
2007 "What You Give Away" (w/ Sheryl Crow) 43 These Days
2007 "How Lonely Looks"D These Days
  • AReached #1 on U.S. Radio & Records country singles charts.
  • B"I Still Believe In You" also peaked at #30 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • CAlbum cut.
  • DFailed to chart.

Studio albums

  • Turn Me Loose (1983) and (1994)
  • The Things That Matter (1985)
  • The Way Back Home (1987)
  • When I Call Your Name (1989)
  • I Never Knew Lonely (1990)
  • Pocket Full of Gold (1991)
  • I Still Believe in You (1992)
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth [1993] and (1999)
  • When Love Finds You (1994)
  • Souvenirs (1995)
  • Super Hits (1996)
  • High Lonesome Sound (1996) und (1997)
  • Vintage Gill (1997)
  • The Key (1998)
  • If You Ever Have Forever In Mind (1998)
  • Vince Gill & Friends (1998)
  • Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye (2000)
  • My Country Valentine (2000)
  • The Things That Matter (re-release) (2000)
  • Tis The Season with Olivia Newton-JohnHallmark Stores (2001)
  • Next Big Thing (2003)
  • The Notorious Cherry Bombs (2004)
  • Vintage Gill (2004)
  • All American Country (2004)
  • High Lonesome Sound (re-release) (2004)
  • Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith with Amy Grant (2005)
  • These Days (2006)
  • "Oklahoma Risin'" Oklahoma Centinenal Song (2006)

Best of

  • The Best of Vince Gill (1989)
  • The Essential Vince Gill (1995) und (1996)
  • Platinum & Gold Collection (2003)

Christmas collections

Compilations

  • Dark as a Dungeon (2002) song with The Chieftains on the album Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions
  • Once In A While - (2001) song from the Soundtrack to The Prince of Egypt (Nashville)
  • Did you hear what I hear - (1995) song from The Stars Come Out At Christmas
  • I Can't Tell You Why - (?) song from Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles
  • (Maverick) Ophelia - (?) song from Hollywood Soundtracks (Blockbuster Exclusive)
  • House Of Love - (2001) song from Friends for Life - Men and Women United in Harmony
  • Let's Heal with Altan- (2005) song from Hands Across the Water - A Benefit for the Children of the Tsunami

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