VINCE GILL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “BAKERSFIELD” WITH PAUL FRANKLIN
Pre-Order begins today for the upcoming album from Vince Gill and his Time Jumper’s fellow musician Paul Franklin.
Gill had a very clear reason for choosing Franklin as a recording partner and co-producer. “I’m such a lover of the steel guitar,” he explains. “It’s my favorite instrument. It’s what’s so achingly beautiful about country music. Just as the sound of the banjo defines bluegrass, the sound of the steel guitar defines country music. So I talked to Paul and said, ‘Do you think it would be fun to do a record?’ I didn’t want to do an instrumental record. They never hold my attention for an entire record. I said, ‘How about if I sing, and then we just play those great old songs? We’ll have a blast.’ And he was up for it.”