Vince Gill | "Guitar Slinger"
Date: Oct. 25 Twitter: @vgcom
Touring: Planning a Christmas trek.
Gill's first album of new material in five years finds the country music stalwart living up to the album's name, beginning with the string-bending boogie of the title track, featuring roadhouse piano, and sizzling solos and confident vocals from Gill. The record mixes swinging uptempos and stellar ballads throughout, with touches of R&B, blues, gospel, roots and trad country. In short, it's everything Gill excels in, with plenty of cuts radio could and should embrace. His fans will love it.