This is a short write up from a reporter in Toledo- Brian Dugger:
"It was interesting talking to Vince Gill recently. Despite being a legend in country music, heís seen the same thing happen to him as has happened to many other aging stars. Heís having trouble getting his songs on the radio. He released his latest album, "These Days," a couple of months ago, and it has sold more than a million copies, but radio just isnít stepping up to the plate and playing his stuff.
"Most people from that [radio] world may think, ĎHey, heís had his run. Weíre on to the next guy.í Thatís how it works. You see a handful of people who that doesnít happen to, but for most people it does," he said. "My ears tell me Iím as good as anyone on the radio. Everyone likes the new, young hot thing. Itís how our culture works, but I ainít giving up."
Later on he gave his thoughts on what is being played on the radio: "Country music doesnít sound like it did when I was a kid. But then again, pop doesnít sound the same, or R& B. I donít like a lot of it. Iíve had 40 years of loving Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Johnny Cash and Willie and Waylon. Iíve had about a year to know this current crop. Over time weíll see whatís good and what isnít. I just donít think thereís as much character as there used to be in country."