Country star has new album set for a fall release, and two shows in Metro this week
They don't make them like Vince Gill anymore.
Although some of his peers might have sold more records and have flashier stage shows, few others can touch the critical and commercial acclaim that Vince has experienced over the past 20 years.
He is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, has sold more than 26 million albums and is an 18-time Grammy Award winner, the music industry's highest honour. More than just a singer-songwriter though, Vince is also a highly sought-after session player and has backed many other musicians including Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
After a string of successful records throughout the '90s and the earlier part of this century that saw him releasing new product on a bi-annual basis, Vince's profile has been relatively low key since the 2006 release of the expansive four-CD set These Days.