May 28 2006, 02:07 PM
I just found this great article about Vince on the CMT Homepage...
LAS VEGAS -- Vince Gill, Sugarland and Keith Urban will all be issuing new albums before the end of the year, and they gave reporters backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards some insight about what to expect -- and when.
his new project will span several genres and include duets with the likes of country favorite John Anderson, jazz singer Diana Krall and bluegrass hero Del McCoury. He expects to release it in October.
"It's a period in my life when I feel the years adding on, and they're moving on to the boys with the muscles and stuff, and that's OK," he said. "It's the way it's supposed to be. I just felt a little bit lost." But a phone call to perform at Eric Clapton's guitar festival in Dallas in 2004 "took the handcuffs off me," inspiring him to start making music again. He's been in the studio to work on the new music for the past eight months.
Fans who watched him accept the Humanitarian Award might have noticed that he's slimmed down recently.
"I'm getting in shape. I've seen the writing on the wall. You've got to be hot to be good," he said, only half-joking. "I'm trying, you know? I've eaten so many steaks and egg whites the last couple of months. I'm about sick to death of oatmeal and egg whites, but I've lost 20 pounds. I've been working out with a trainer. It's healthy. I'm not trying to crash diet like I used to. It's so much healthier."
Then he added, "In all honesty, I want to live a long time. It's not about my career on TV. It's about wanting to be around for my kid who's 5 years old. When she graduates from high school, I'm going to need a walker. There's a pretty good chance of that. But I've got to tell you, I feel like my best music is still ahead of me. I've had a great career and a lot of great records and a lot of wonderful things that have happened to me. But I know in my heart, my best is yet to come."
May 28 2006, 03:06 PM
Leah, Thank's for posting this article.
May 28 2006, 03:32 PM
QUOTE(gillgrantfan @ May 28 2006, 04:06 PM)
Leah, Thank's for posting this article.
If Vince's "best is yet to come" ---- OH BOY! THAT will be worth waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 28 2006, 04:00 PM
Oh wow, what a great article... and I can't wait for that new music!
Thanks for sharing!!!
May 28 2006, 07:20 PM
Leah, I saw this too, and it just made me smile...Imagine, the BEST is yet to come!! Is that possible??? Other songwriters and musicians must look at Vince the way my fourth graders look at the smartest kid in the class. Like, how can you do this so easily? It just flows from you, when I really have to TRY to get a good song!! Any way you look at it, that's great news for us! Makes me anticipate October's boxed set even more!!
Debbie O. Fennell
May 28 2006, 08:46 PM
Leah, thanks for the article! Enjoyed reading Vince's take on his health, not his looks. What a wonderful way to put it in perspective to some people who may think that just the right "look" is what's important. Vince, way to go, for always showing the real man you are.
May 28 2006, 09:19 PM
Great article, Leah..thanks for posting it for us to read...I personally can't find out enough info about Vince's new project!!! I can't wait...shall we start counting down the days until October gets here...LOL!!! It seems like such a long time, but I know it will be worth the wait!!!
And to hear Vince talking about working on getting into better shape...I'm sure alot of us to feel the same way...we just want to be healthy to watch her our kids grow up and know that we have alot of livin' left to do!!!
May 28 2006, 10:52 PM
I also saw that article. How nice to hear that Vince feels that way. I do believe there is a lot of music left in Vince. We know it's in his heart and soul.
May 29 2006, 03:00 PM
I love it!!!!! Now thats a good read...
Thank goodness he was inspired.......lol....Lucky for us.....
He looks great too....I mean if he has his best yet to come and many great years to come...well then, I'll be around for all of them....lol...(since I'm a few years younger than he)....heeheheh
May 29 2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks for sharing the article Leah. Bless Eric Clapton for recognising Vince's talent as a musician, can't wait to hear the new music !
May 30 2006, 11:55 AM
I agree Leah that was a great article. Had read the original first though
May 30 2006, 12:12 PM
Thanks for posting that article Leah, you can almost hear the excitement in Vince's comments about
his future and his music.
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