In the new issue of People Magazine, “These Days” was named one of The 10 Best Albums of the Century (So Far.). “For sheer ambition alone, this four-disc, 43-track opus–so much more than just a country album, is tough to beat. Congratulations Vince!
STING, ELTON JOHN, JAMES TAYLOR, MERYL STREEP, KATHARINE MCPHEE, BRYN TERFEL, ROSANNE CASH AND VINCE GILL
Tuesday, April 3rd at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Gala dinner to follow featuring live and silent auctions to benefit the Rainforest Fund, co-founded by Sting and Trudie Styler
Concert Produced by Trudie Styler
NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2012)—The Rainforest Fund (http://www.rainforestfund.org/) today announced its 2012 benefit concert on April 3rd, 2012 at the world renowned Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage followed by a gala dinner. The evening, sponsored by Revlon, will include performances by Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Katharine McPhee, Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash, and Vince Gill, along with other surprise guests, and will feature live and silent auctions at the gala dinner following the concert. Box office tickets will be available on Monday, February 27 at 11am EST through the Carnegie Hall Box Office (www.carnegiehall.org ) or CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.
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The Academy of Country Music have announced their nominees for the 2012 song of the year. Take a look! Tune in April 1st at 8PM on CBS to see who takes home the Award!
Song of the year ACM Award goes to the Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/ and Artist(s).
Vince Gill’s latest album, ‘Guitar Slinger,’ is an emotional rollercoaster ride, mixing fun uptempos with tearjerking ballads, along with a few songs that tap into his darker side. All of the project’s tracks, however, have one main thing in common: they’re inspired by various people who have touched the country superstar’s life in one way or another.
‘Bread and Water’ is a poignant track about a seemingly homeless man who wanders into a mission looking for food but finding a whole lot more. The Country Music Hall of Famer sat down with The Boot to tell us how his brother Bob, who passed away in 1993, inspired the song.
As a child in the 1960s, Amy Grant remembers a single pregnant woman staying with her family.
Through a church-run program, “unwed mothers were just put in homes. That was a different time,” said the lifelong Nashvillian.
Grant saw her parents’ care and concern for others from a young age. She also remembers her family bringing in a foster child when the girl was only 7, a girl the family tried, but failed, to adopt. “My mother loved people,” Grant said simply.
Grant’s husband Vince Gill loves his mother, but he concedes he might’ve been a bit more self-centered as a child than his bride.
“My mom tells the story — I was a typical kid and she was harping on me all the time to cut the grass, cut the grass. And I never would,” Gill said. “And she said, ‘One day, I’m minding my own business and I hear the lawnmower start. And I thought, it’s finally got to him. He’s going to go cut the grass.’ She said the lawnmower was on for about two minutes and it was off again.