VINCE GILL RELEASES ALBUM, SAYS BIG ‘THANK YOU’
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.”
On Saturday night, Gill was scheduled to play The Navy SEAL Foundation’s Nashville Gala & Dinner at the Loveless Barn, a fundraiser for the families of members of SEAL Team 6 who lost their lives on Aug. 6 in Afghanistan.
“One of my best golfing buddies has a (family member) who just got back and was a Navy SEAL, and those were a bunch of his buddies,” Gill said. “I like doing anything that says ‘thank you’ to the men and women that serve.”
More than $120,000 was raised for The Navy SEAL Foundation.
On Tuesday, Gill and his wife, Amy Grant, will be honored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee with the 18th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award for their “dedication to the betterment of Middle Tennessee and unmatched philanthropic spirit.”