VINCE GILL IN CHATTANOOGA ON NOVEMBER 11TH
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. VIP tickets are $175 and are being sold directly through the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. For more information please contact Katy Murphy at (423) 266-6918.
As singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Vince Gill, has recorded more than 17 studio albums, sold more than 26 million copies and won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards. The two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year is the only man to ever win five consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards and the only songwriter to win Song of the Year four times.
Those winning songs — “When I Call Your Name,” “Look At Us,” “I Still Believe In You” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain” — were among the stellar compositions that led to Gill’s 2005 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Two years later, he became one of the youngest performers ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Then he achieved the seemingly impossible – he raised the bar again. In 2006, Gill released the ambitious and unprecedented four-CD, 43-song album called These Days, which garnered an overall Grammy Album of the Year nomination and won the 2006 Grammy for Best Country Album. USA Today ranked him the No. 1 “Most Prolific Artist,” and numerous media outlets proclaimed the platinum-selling project the year’s best.
With that tremendous level of success, how on earth would Gill be able to follow up such a landmark project? Quite well, as it turns out. Guitar Slinger is the perfect next step in Gill’s singing and songwriting sojourn. The strength of the new project comes from making a 180-degree turn from his earlier winning blueprint. Whereas the previous project was big and bold, Guitar Slinger is personal and poignant. Yet it remains equally potent. It’s a collection of songs about love, reflection, redemption and spirituality, including three of the most powerful songs of his career – “Threaten Me With Heaven,” “Bread And Water” and “If I Die.” During the best time of his life, he’s making the best music he’s ever made, and it remains quintessential Vince Gill.
However, Gill didn’t feel any pressure to follow up These Days, nor did he have a goal or concept in mind when he began writing. Gill describes himself as an “in-the-moment personality.” Thus, the album was a result of whatever creativity flowed naturally out of him. “I have been lucky in that a lot of my work has been well-received critically in all kinds of places,” he says. “So I don’t feel the pressure that I’m not going to live up to that record. This record is the same guy; it shouldn’t change dramatically and it hasn’t. I have come to the realization that the results aren’t dictated whether they are number-one records and you sell 20 million copies. None of the notes change because of it. I don’t think I will ever let the results of something I like or don’t like be dictated to me by how well it does commercially. “I’m doing the best work I’ve ever done, and that makes me happy.”
Gill’s prodigious talent, legendary compassion and quick wit have made him the face that country music likes to show the world, but to those who know him best he’s “just Vince,” a nice, regular guy who’s always up for a good laugh and another round of golf.
This year’s tenth annual “A Song for the Children” benefit concert is presented by platinum event sponsors: Cross Chiropractic, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and WUUQ Classic Country Radio. Gold event sponsors include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Dale L. Buchanan & Associates, Diversified Printing, EPB, Fairway Outdoor, Gold Bond, Inc., JDH Company, Pepsi Beverages Company, Republic Parking System, Thompson Engineering, Unum, Volkswagen, and WDEF News 12.
WHO: Country music sensation, Vince Gill, performs “A Song for the Children”
WHAT: The 10th annual fundraising concert benefiting The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County
WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2011 Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street, Chattanooga
TICKET INFO:Tickets priced at $50 and $35 and available through the Memorial Auditorium box office, by calling 423-642-TIXS.
A limited number of VIP tickets featuring cocktail party at 5:00 p.m. at Loose Cannon, dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill at 6:00 p.m., premier concert seating, and post-concert dessert reception will be sold directly through the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County beginning September 15th. VIP tickets are $175 each. For more information on VIP tickets, contact Katy Murphy at (423) 266-6918.
SPONSORS: Platinum event sponsors include Cross Chiropractic, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and WUUQ Classic Country Radio. Gold event sponsors include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Dale L. Buchanan & Associates, Diversified Printing, EPB, Fairway Outdoor, Gold Bond, Inc., JDH Company, Pepsi Beverages Company, Republic Parking System, Thompson Engineering, Unum, Volkswagen, and
WDEF News 12.
EVENT CHAIR: Rusty Cross