CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN is heading out on the road again this FALL with the second annual CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR, visiting affiliate markets around the country. In each selected market, ALAN will broadcast live and host a concert for fans featuring a Country artist.
The tour, in partnership with WESTWOOD ONE, kicks off TONIGHT (9/22) with JVC BROADCASTING Country WJVC (MY COUNTRY 96.1)/LONG ISLAND, NY, featuring VINCE GILL, SUNNY SWEENEY and CANAAN SMITH. The show takes place at THE PATCHOGUE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.
Vince Gill is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. If you listen to music — from bluegrass and country to pop — you probably know Vince Gill as one of the above.
Gill will perform on the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, closing out the week of entertainment at The Great Frederick Fair. Tickets cost $52 reserved track seating and $47 reserved grandstand seating.
He has recorded more than 17 studio albums, won 20 Grammy Awards and 18 Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA’s first two-time Entertainer of the Year and the only to win five consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards and has won four Song of the Year awards.
And he’s still not done.
COUNTRY SUPERSTAR VINCE GILL RETURNS TO LOUISIANA FOR FOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE AT THE HEYMANN CENTER
“Authenticity, to me, is the key to any music that you’re playing,” says country music hall of famer Vince Gill, adding that regardless of the venue in which it’s played, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Heymann Center, music is an experience that transcends time and brings people together.
The recipient of 19 Grammy Awards and 18 CMA Awards, Gill will bring that transcendent take on music to the Heymann Performing Arts Center on June 26 for a small, intimate, PASA-sponsored performance.
“If you get a great audience, it doesn’t matter if there’s 100 people or 50,000,” Gill says. “A great crowd’s a great crowd and a great band’s a great band and that doesn’t change no matter what the venue is.”
There is sunshine in Vince Gill’s eyes and gray clouds in his voice.
The normally bubbly country superstar is in a surprisingly somber mood on his new record, “Guitar Slinger,” singing about lost horizons, homelessness, alcoholism and death.
Due out next month, Gill’s first album in five years has already scored a hit single, “Threaten Me With Heaven.” His tour comes to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut on Friday.
Vince Gill might be the best guitar player out there who gets left out of “best guitarist” conversations. This despite his turning down a gig in Dire Straits, earning five Grammys for instrumentals (out of his 20 total), and being versatile enough to play alongside guys like Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and Joe Bonamassa. Hell, the guy even sat in with Alice Cooper recently.
Guitar Slinger is not a self-indulgent guitar-nut record, however, which will make sense to long-time fans drawn to Gill’s reserved style. Gill has always served the song first.
Artists Amy Grant and Vince Gill will be presented with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 18th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Nov. 1. The award honors the duo’s unmatched philanthropic spirit.
“As incredible as their professional success has been and as much as their words and music have impacted our lives, Amy and Vince’s philanthropic support for causes and people in need typifies the size of their hearts. They have dedicated themselves to helping others with a creative and caring fervor as inspirational as any other this community has ever enjoyed,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.