Hall of Fame country star free to explore styles
Sarah Rodman - Boston.com
Vince Gill, famously, loves to play golf. So it’s not hard to imagine that one of the youngest-ever inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame might hit the links and let himself go a little.
But that isn’t Gill’s style. In fact, that 2007 accolade spurred the justly acclaimed country singer-songwriter-guitarist to let himself go in another way: creatively.
“Some of my greatest heroes are songwriters, and so with getting inducted into the Hall of Fame, I feel motivated beyond even my expectations,’’ said Gill recently, on the phone from the home he shares in Nashville with his wife, Christian-pop singer Amy Grant, and their children. “I feel like ‘OK, they’ve [given me] that, now go earn it.’ ’’