An Evening with Vince GillSaturday, August 18, 2012
For the first time at Penn’s Peak….An Evening with Vince Gill!!
Vince Gill’s musical career began in high school when he played with the bluegrass band Mountain Smoke. That was in the mid 1970’s and Vince has not stopped playing since then. He has covered the gamut of genres over the years, but country music seems to be his mainstay. It is also quite evident in the amount of awards he has amassed over the years as well. He has earned 18 CMA Awards, tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards at five, sold over 26 million albums and is currently second to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Vince does top the list for most Grammy Awards at 19 and counting. There’s plenty of music left in this man to add on to that collection.
After leaving the band Mountain Smoke and trying out a few bands in between, Vince spent some time as the lead singer of Pure Prairie League. He recorded three albums with Pure Prairie League, one of which yielded the Top 10 pop hit “Let Me Love You Tonight.” Finally, in 1983, Vince signed with RCA Records and moved with his wife and daughter to Nashville to pursue his country music artist dream. His first full album release featured not one but two Top 10 hits. One, a duet with Rosanne Cash and the other was a solo hit. His first Top 5 single came in 1987 with “Cinderella.”
As time progressed, Vince signed with MCA Records and his single “When I Call Your Name” established him as a contender in the country music scene. That same song was the one that helped Vince earn his first CMA Award and his first Grammy. This started a trend for Vince and the hits just kept on coming. In 1992 he was asked to co-host the CMA Awards on television. No one had any idea the impact Vince would have on the show. He ended up hosting “Country Music’s Biggest Night”® for the next 12 consecutive years. Even though he was an amazing television award show host, it did not keep him from singing and producing even more albums. Vince also became an in-demand duet partner, doing duets with Amy Grant, Patty Loveless, Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton. His duet with Dolly, “I Will Always Love You,” earned the two of them the CMA Vocal Event Of The Year Award in 1996.
After the breakup of his marriage, Vince married fellow singer Amy Grant in 2000. In 2006 he released a groundbreaking four CD set. This eclectic set features 43 new recordings, but they are of varied and diverse musical stylings. This set is very much reflective of Vince Gill’s beginnings when he was in and out of various genres of bands. The different genres in this CD set include traditional country, ballads, contemporary, up-tempo and acoustical /bluegrass. Not only is it a mix of sounds, but it is also a mix of artists who join Vince on this CD set; everyone from John Anderson, Sheryl Crow, his daughter Jenny Gill to Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack. In 2007 Vince earned the highest musical honor any country artist can achieve, induction as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
You do not want to miss out on some awesome country music with the legendary Vince Gill!!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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