Vince Gill

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Vince Gill

American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1957.

Countries: United States (89%), (5%), United Kingdom (2%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris

Linked to: Country Music Association, Northwest Classen High School, Universal Music Group Nashville, NPR




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Vince Gill was born in 1957 add something


He first played with a teenage band called Bluegrass Revues in the late 1970s add something


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 add something


Rodney Crowell - In 1977 as a side project, he formed a musical group, The Cherry Bombs, together with Vince Gill, Tony Brown and others


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" add something


Gill married country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo fame, in 1980, and they had one daughter add something


Emory Gordy, Jr. - Co-produced albums with Vince Gill beginning in 1984, and his future wife, Patty Loveless, when she was signed by MCA in 1985


George Jones - The first was Hank Williams, Jr's "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" in 1984 while the second was Vince Gill's "One More Last Chance" in 1993


Emmylou Harris - Harris released a solo album in 1987, "Angel Band", featuring traditional gospel songs, on which she worked with rising country star Vince Gill, and others


Gill has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1991 add something


Steve Wariner - In 1992, Wariner received his first Grammy *award, for Best Country Vocal Collaboration, as a guest vocalist and guitarist alongside Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and fiddler Mark O'Connor on the single "Restless", a No. 25-peaking single from O'Connor's album "The New Nashville Cats"


Kim Carnes - She wrote "The Heart Won't Lie", a No. 1 duet for Reba McEntire and Vince Gill in 1993


I Will Always Love You - After recording a duet with Vince Gill in 1995, "I Will Always Love You" re-entered the "Billboard" chart and peaked at number 15


Gill married Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in March 2000 add something


Olivia Newton-John - In 2000, she teamed with Vince Gill and the London Symphony Orchestra for "'Tis the Season" sold exclusively through Hallmark


Gary Chapman (musician) - Chapman married Jennifer Pittman in July 2000, four months after Grant wed Vince Gill


Earl Scruggs - In 2002 Scruggs won a second Grammy *award for the 2001 recording of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", which featured artists such as Steve Martin on 2nd banjo solo , Vince Gill and Albert Lee on electric guitar solos, Paul Shaffer on piano, Leon Russell on organ, and Marty Stuart on mandolin


Henry Cho - During the holiday seasons of 2003 and 2004, Cho toured around the U.S. with Amy Grant & Vince Gill, appearing live during the couple's show as a featured comedian on Grant and Gill's "Simply Christmas" tours


Pharrell Williams - Williams' rock credentials were further bolstered by his appearance at the 2004 Grammy Awards, performing The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" on drums with Sting, Dave Matthews, and Vince Gill.


The Everly Brothers - Don and Phil toured the United Kingdom in 2005 and Phil appeared in 2007 on recordings with Vince Gill and Bill Medley


Patty Loveless - After her release from Sony Nashville, Tennessee, in 2006 Loveless sang a duet with Bob Seger on his "Face the Promise" album, collaborating with Solomon Burke on his "Nashville, Tennessee" album and performing a duet, "Out Of My Mind", with Vince Gill on his album "These Days"


The Everly Brothers - In 2006, Phil Everly sang a duet, "Sweet Little Corrina," with country singer Vince Gill on his album "These Days


In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame add something


In the 2007 playoffs, they sang the national anthem for each game add something


Bekka Bramlett - On May 14, 2007, Bekka married musician Tom Britt while the couple were on tour with Vince Gill


Josh Turner - He was inducted by Vince Gill on October 27, 2007


Barbara Mandrell - On November 5, 2007, Mandrell, along with Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell, was *awarded a star on Nashville, Tennessee 's Walk of Fame


Millie Kirkham - In February 2008 she appeared in "Nashville celebrates Elvis at the Ryman" alongside George Klein , Pat Boone, David Briggs, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Wanda Jackson, Wynonna Judd, Ray Walker of the Jordanaires, Ronnie McDowell, TG Sheppard, BJ Thomas


In 2010, Gill officially joined the country swing group The Time Jumpers add something


Merle Haggard - At a December 5, 2010 gala in Washington, D.C. he was honored with musical performances by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Jamey_Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley


Owsley (musician) - In 2011, Vince Gill released the song "Threaten Me With Heaven", which was co-written with Amy Grant, Will Owsley and Dillon O'Brian


Matthew West - In 2011, West released a Christmas song featuring Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill entitled "Leaving Heaven"


Sting (musician) - On 25 November 2011 Sting performed in an episode of "CMT Crossroads" with country legend Vince Gill


In March 2012, Vince Gill performed at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky for its opening night add something


In April 2012, it was confirmed that Gill had been working with Bonnie Tyler on her upcoming album, performing a duet with her entitled "What You Need from Me" add something


In June 2012, Gill was touring and performing only bluegrass songs add something


Gill received the 2,478th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 6, 2012 add something


The two debuted the song at the 2012 CMA awards on November 1, 2012 add something


David Hungate - As of 2012, Hungate,now 64, still resides in Nashville and is still an active & highly sought-after studio musician and on occasion tours with top acts such as Vince Gill


Keith Urban - On 10 April 2012, Urban was asked to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Vince Gill at the third annual "All for the Hall" benefit concert which Urban organized


In 2013, Gill is expected to release a series of new albums add something


This song was included on her 2013 album 'Rocks and Honey' add something


On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Gill's concert at the Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center was picketed by the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church based on claims that he is an adulterer since he divorced his first wife and married Grant add something


The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and has sold 509,093 copies as of October 13, 2013 add something


Steve Cropper - In 2013 he was a special guest at selected concerts as part of Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus Tour, including the first performance which featured Frampton, Robert Cray and Vince Gill


Paul Franklin (musician) - In July 2013, he and Vince Gill will release a collaborative album called "Bakersfield"


On November 5, 2014 at the 48th annual CMA awards Gill received the Irving Waugh award for Excellence in country music add something


George Strait - On January 9, 2014, Strait initiated the second leg of the tour, which features the opening performers Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Sheryl_Crow, Lee Ann Womack, Merle Haggard, Chris Young, Ronnie Dunn, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and Asleep at the Wheel


Michael W. Smith - Released on September 30, 2014, it features duets with Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Bono, Amy Grant, and Michael McDonald


On February 4, 2016 Gill was inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk by Joe Walsh of The Eagles add something


He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary on August 13, 2016 add something


Emmylou Harris - In 2016, Harris was honored with a tribute concert entitled "The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris", which was later released as both a DVD and a live CD. The concert featured several of Harris's closest friends and collaborators including Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Taped for a PBS special which debuted in March 2016, the concert included guests John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House, Jerry Douglas and Jackson Brownein addition to former member Ibbotson


As of 2017, Gill has earned 21 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country music artist add something


Chris Young (singer) - On August 29, 2017, Young was invited by country legend Vince Gill to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry


According to his biography on AllMusic, Gill has won more CMA awards than any performer in history, and as at 2018 has won 21 Grammy Awards, which represents the most ever by a country artist add something


Mark Wills - He was invited by Vince Gill to become the 193rd member of the Grand Ole Opry on December 21, 2018 and will be inducted on January 11, 2019


He plays electric guitar as a guest musician on Aaron Lewis' song "Love Me", which appears on the 2019 album: "State I'm In" add something