February 4, 2008 — Vince Gill's name appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week, though it had nothing to do with his concert earnings or record sales. Instead, he was part of a story about... ice machines.
It seems Vince has chewed ice for his entire life, and Amy Grant spent several thousand dollars to have an ice machine installed in their garage. Where many people judge a restaurant by the taste of the food or the cleanliness of the restroom, Vince rates them by the quality of their ice.
"Europe is a drag," he says. "I ask for ice, and they give me one or two cubes. They're stingy with their ice. I'd never survive there."
It's his music that will hopefully garner Vince some attention on Sunday. His four-disc album These Days is in the running for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the Grammy Awards.