Apr 13 2007, 06:40 PM
Vince Gill Serenaded for 50th Birthday
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Some of Nashville's finest songwriters sang their classics at Vince Gill's 50th birthday party Thursday (April 12) at his home in Nashville. Performing on a backyard stage sheltered by a large tent, Thom Schuyler kicked off the event with his affectionate homage to Music City composers, "16th Avenue." Don Schlitz reprised his mythic "The Gambler." Janis Ian rolled back the calendar to 1975 with "At Seventeen." Rodney Crowell sang "'Til I Gain Control Again." The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna favored the crowd with his rendition of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles." Others who took their turns at the microphone included wife Amy Grant, daughter Jenny Gill, Leslie Satcher, Al Anderson, Fred Knobloch, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Gill himself. Also spotted in the crowd were Bill Anderson, Del McCoury, songwriter Matraca Berg, guitarist Pete Huttlinger and music executives Bruce Hinton, Tony Brown and James Stroud.
Apr 13 2007, 06:45 PM
Thanks alison.....sounds like quite an event. How great for Vince!!
Apr 13 2007, 09:18 PM
Hey thanks Alison for that cute insider tidbit. Here's hoping Vince had a fabulous 50th birthday bash!
Apr 13 2007, 09:31 PM
Thanka Ailson sounds like Vince had an awesome Birthday,
can't wait to see him on the opry, and hear his beautiful voice.
love ya, Lady Gill. Shirl.
Apr 13 2007, 10:49 PM
That's awesome! I think it's great that whenever they do some family functions-there is always music involved. Like at home they have dinner then they go and play music. That's just great!
Apr 13 2007, 11:13 PM
Wow, how cool was that. "At Seventeen" and "Mr. Bojangles" were two of my favorite songs when they came out. I even had a 45 of "At Seventeen". Sounds like it was a great concert. So glad Vince had such a great day.
Apr 14 2007, 08:01 AM
How nice for those people to come to Vince's special celebration. Bet he had a great time.
Thanks Alison for posting that info.