USA TODAY: “VINCE GILL, PAUL FRANKLIN COVER MERLE HAGGARD”

Vince Gill, Paul Franklin cover Merle Haggard‘Branded Man’ cover appears on forthcoming ‘Bakersfield’ album. Vince Gill, left, and Paul Franklin have recorded a new album, ‘Bakersfield,’ that honors California country greats Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. (Photo: Jim Wright) On Bakersfield, two of Nashville’s most respected musicians pay tribute to a pair of legends associated…

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….