BY AMY CLARKE - Greenville News
It was an uplifting night, punctuated by moments of humor, reverence and touching affection when Vince Gill and wife Amy Grant took to the stage Monday at the Peace Center.
For their fifth holiday-themed tour, Gill and Grant pulled out all the stops – a beautiful set with spectacular lighting that enhanced the tone of every song, an extensive band ranging from bass to saxophone backing them up, and a repertoire of songs both new and familiar that helped make the season a little more merry and bright.
Grant opened the show with a rendition of the quick-paced “Jingle Bells” made famous by Barbra Streisand. The rest of the show’s first half featured mainly upbeat Christmas favorites like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Let It Snow,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” and the fun and flirty duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
She sang some, he sang some, they sang some. And then nobody sang an instrumental version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” that spotlighted Gill’s renowned guitar skills.