Vince makes more lists for top of '06
Vince Gill's These Days has made Chicago Tribune's list of the best CDs of the year.
"... Gill isn't content to rest on his laurels. This ambitious four-CD set of new, original material traces the ever-evolving talents of the singer, songwriter and guitarist. Gill has always been a sensitive collaborator, and here he organically weaves in such wide-ranging guests as Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall and the Del McCoury Band. But despite the star-studded roster, Vinnie remains the main event, whether he's mixing it up as a fiery guitar-slinger, harmonizing with daughter Jenny, or bringing to bear that unmistakable tenor."
USA Today, also puts These Days in the Top 5 CDs of the Year, as well as awarding him as Most Prolific Artists for releasing four CDs in a single year (as a set).
Minneaplis Star Tribune rated These Days as the #1 album, stating "if only because of sheer audacity. He wrote and recorded 43 new songs -- and there's not a clunker in the four-disc set. In fact, there's some great stuff. We'd expect something like this from Prince or Waits (whose splendid three-disc "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards" mixes 30 new tunes with 26 old ones). But Gill's project was unexpected and undeniably rewarding. It underscores what I've long maintained: He is the best all-around talent in Nashville. "