Vince Gill headlines the grandstand entertainment at The Great Frederick Fair on Saturday. He will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47 reserved grandstand seating and $52 reserved track seating.
He called me from a hotel room in Morgantown, W.Va., on a rainy day. Coincidentally, it was a rainy day here.
We both like traditional and current country music. Another coincidence! We both like to write -- songs for him, stories for me. We are about the same age and our last names both start with the letter G. It’s getting eerie, now.
But that’s where the similarities end. Vince is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I don’t play a single instrument and those occasions where I have been heard singing by others, I’ve been told to not quit my day job.
Vince has a new studio album wrapped up and ready for an Oct. 25 release. It’s called “Guitar Slinger.” Among the vocalists joining him on this album are his wife, Amy Grant, and their daughter, Corinna, 10. The first single release is “Threaten Me With Heaven,” a song Amy co-wrote.