From GAC: December 10, 2007 — Vince Gill is an old hand at the Grammys, with 37 nominations and 18 wins in his career, but receiving a nomination for Album of the Year for These Days last Thursday was a special thrill.
"Today was uncharted water for me — in the company of the Foo Fighters, Kanye [West], Amy [Winehouse] and Herbie [Hancock]," he told Spinner.com. "That's a powerful statement to the diversity of music. It's not just five big pop records that are nominated. It really represents a wide range of music."'
While as a musician it's exciting for him to be nominated with the likes of jazz legend Herbie Hancock, the Foos and Kanye West, Vince says as the father of five, he gets the most points for being in the same category as Amy Winehouse. "Most of the time they could give a rip about anything we're doing," he said. "But I think it'll be a big thrill for them," he says, adding the nomination gives him "street cred."
Besides getting his nod for Album of the Year, Vince had a couple of other high points Thursday morning. "I met Jimmy Jam today," he says. "It meant a lot to me he knew that record I made." He also was happy for Taylor Swift, who was nominated for Best New Artist. "I know Taylor from home and it's fun to see her exuberance," he said, referring to Taylor's memorable moment of hugging the Foo Fighters when they announced her name. "It's like the the high school kids at my house. It's great."