The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Inc. will present its tenth annual “A Song for the Children” benefit concert on November 11, 2011, at the Tivoli Theatre. This year’s entertainment will feature Grammy Award-winning country vocalist, Vince Gill, performing for the 6th year to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County.
Tickets priced at $50 and $35 are available through the Memorial Auditorium box office or by calling 423-642-TIXS. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available featuring a private cocktail party and full course dinner by Carrabba’s Italian Grill located at Loose Cannon, shuttle transportation to and from Tivoli Theatre, premier VIP concert seating and post-concert dessert reception.
Vince Gill has earned a lot of respect over the course of his illustrious Nashville career. An exemplar of the country gentleman, his sweet tones and tasteful pickings have attracted fans from both sides of the modern/classic country divide. As a session player and solo artist his credentials proceed him in the soon to be released album Guitar Slinger. His first release since 2006’s These Days, a four-CD (43-song) box set that garnered much deserved critical acclaim. The thematic and rootsy These Days is an intimidating opus to follow, but one gets the sense that Vince Gill feels no pressure to repeat the artistic success of that formidable batch of tunes.
Vince Gill released his new album, Guitar Slinger, last week, and in the process made the rounds of national media, appearing on TODAY and with Don Imus on his Imus in the Morning radio show.
“The response has been pretty overwhelming, even playing some of the new songs live,” Gill said. “These songs are getting to people. You do something new because you want someone to respond. It never ceases to go away. You ask a songwriter what’s their favorite song, and most of them will say the next one. All I’m really trying to do is get better, and my ears tell me I am. It’s encouraging.”
Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards. He’s back at his craft again with more tunes that will pull at your heartstrings, and yet surprise longtime fans with some powerful and unexpected guitar riffs – a new side of Gill that he and fellow musicians are embracing.
This week, the country legend released his first album in five years, appropriately titled, “Guitar Slinger.” Gill stopped by “The Early Show on Saturday Morning” to perform the title track along with his hit from 1994, “Whenever You Come Around” in the show’s “Second Cup Cafe.”