GILL BOWS DOWN TO BUCK, MERLE

Gill bows down to Buck, MerleBakersfield doesn’t see much of Vince Gill in the flesh, but his spirit took up permanent residence in the city the first time he heard a Buck Owens song. Later that musical kinship would extend to Merle Haggard, who, like Owens, was a star practitioner of the Bakersfield Sound, the…

KUZZ GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH GILL

BY JENNIFER SELF Californian lifestyles editor jself@bakersfield.com Setting aside an hour of radio time to play a new album that pays respects to the man who founded the station seems like the most obvious decision in the history of no-brainers. Not so, said the disc jockey who scored an interview with Vince Gill and Paul Franklin,…

GAC ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN’S BAKERSFIELD

GAC Album Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s BakersfieldCountry Music Hall of Famer and renowned pedal steel player Paul Franklin go deep inside the California Country vault on Bakersfield, paying tribute to the city’s legendary sons Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Pulling five songs from each artist, and all from 1961 -1974, Bakersfield twangs hard…

AMERICAN SONGWRITER ALBUM REVIEW: BAKERSFIELD

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin: BakersfieldVince Gill and Paul Franklin Bakersfield (MCA Nashville) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Vince Gill’s voice often comes off as so polished and commercially suited to yet another ballad or background vocals project that it’s easy to overlook his true abilities. But on Bakersfield, his new album of Buck…

‘BAKERSFIELD’ ALBUM TO PREMIERES ON SIRIUSXM’S WILLIE’S ROADHOUSE

MCA Recording and 20 Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist, Paul Franklin, are releasing their album Bakersfield on July 30, 2013, and SiriusXM subscribers will be able to hear the album first. Bakersfield premieres in it’s entirety at 5:00pm EST on Friday, July 26th on Willie’s Roadhouse, SiriusXM Channel 56. Bakersfield will also be airing on Willie’s…

VINCE GILL AND PAUL FRANKLIN FEATURED ON WSM-A

All Access Music Group OPRY ENTERTAINMENT Classic Country WSM-A/NASHVILLE personality BILL CODY talked with VINCE GILL and PAUL FRANKLIN on July 12th about their new album “BAKERSFIELD” which will be released on TUESDAY, JULY 30th. The album pays homage to the ‘sound’ that MERLE HAGGARD and BUCK OWENS helped to create. WSM-A will feature the…

Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill & Friends Team Up for Unique Charity Event ~ Celebrity Barn Dance & Benefit Concert ~ Saturday, August 31st at The Jaeckle Centre to benefit MusiCares® Tickets on sale now at www.JaeckleCentre.com/Barn-Dance Americana/Country artist and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to team up with Vince Gill, Elizabeth Cook and other performers for…