Legendary artist, philanthropist receives degree at morning ceremony
Belmont University recognized recording artist and longtime Bruins supporter Vince Gill today with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during the 10 a.m. spring commencement celebration at the Curb Event Center.
Presenting the degree to Gill during the graduation ceremony, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “As a singer, songwriter and multi-faceted musician, Vince Gill has mastered his craft and yet he keeps pushing himself to greater excellence. Moreover, as a citizen and humanitarian, he dedicates himself to service and providing opportunities for others to succeed. Vince is truly a Nashville—and national—treasure. His professional experiences and personal contributions make him an ideal candidate for this doctorate degree and a perfect model for Belmont students to emulate.”
Make that Doctor Gill: Belmont University plans to bestow an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree on Vince Gill this Saturday (May 14) during commencement festivities at the Curb Event Center.
What has the country mainstay done to deserve such an honor? Lots, says a release from the school.
If you are not one of the 5 million viewers of this amazing rendition of “How Great thou Art” then what are you waiting for? It shows you the God given talents of these amazing artists.
Mark your calendars! The 21st annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge has been set for June 11 at Nashville’s Greer Stadium. The tradition is one of many events held during the CMA Music Festival, which will take place June 9-12.
In what has become a longstanding rivalry, the Grand Ole Opry will go head-to-head with After MidNite With Blair Garner in the friendly competition that supports the City of Hope. Stars including Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Josh Turner have flexed their athletic prowess in the past to support research, education and treatment for cancer and chronic illness patients.
Winners of the first-ever “Connected to Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge” contest get in the game with celebrity ball players
Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley and David Nail will join a star-studded roster of country music’s hottest performers, sports personalities and more to help strike out cancer and other life-threatening diseases at City of Hope’s 21st annual Celebrity Softball Challenge, on Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at Greer Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. For the first time in the game’s history, two City of Hope supporters will hang out in the dugout, and get into the game, with Nashville’s stars through the “Connected to Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge” contest. Visit www.cityofhope.org/connected to learn more and enter.
But the most established one of them all is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who wins the Disc of the Day prize. For enduring greatness, hearty applause for Vince Gill from this corner.
—This gorgeous meditation would be heart melting even acoustic and unadorned. As it happens, the production swells with inspiring choral backing, celestial guitar work and echoey ambiance. If it doesn’t produce a lump in your throat, you are made of stone.