Vince’s NEW album GUITAR SLINGER made Engine 145′s list of Best Albums of 2011!
Following up on a tour de force project like These Days is no easy task, but if anyone’s up to the task, it’s Vince Gill. On Guitar Slinger he covers a wide variety of country styles, even dabbling into soul and R&B, with typical Gill finesse. Make sure to give a listen to murder-suicide song “Billy Paul,” which features backing vocals from Gill’s preteen daughter. Read Ken Morton, Jr.’s review here.
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.
By: Dan Harr – Music News Nashville
You could almost smell the pine needles of the Christmas tree and taste the eggnog in downtown Atlanta as Country superstar Vince Gill and his wife, Christian singer Amy Grant, brought their 12 Days of Christmas Tour to the historic Fox Theater. The husband and wife duo, who have a combined 33 Grammy wins between them, performed two hours of Christmas favorites for a sold out crowd.
Coming together from different backgrounds, Vince joked about the what the Hillbilly and the Christian girl could offer the audience. “I’ll get y’all liquored up on Saturday night, and Amy will save your souls on Sunday morning.”