MERLEFEST TO BE BITTERSWEET FOR HEADLINER VINCE GILL

By: Cindy Hodnett | Winston-Salem Journal Returning to this year’s MerleFest will be bittersweet for headliner Vince Gill. He’ll be glad to be performing at the festival again, along with an illustrious group of musicians that includes Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss and the Union Station and Jerry Douglas, Los Lobos, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Béla…

GAC ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL’S GUITAR SLINGER

By Daryl Addison – GAC Vince Gill is getting personal on his new album. Very personal. In some ways, the title Guitar Slinger downplays the heavy themes that Vince confronts on his new twelve-song collection. Songs with names like “If I Die,” “Threaten Me With Heaven” and “When Lonely Comes Around” give an indication that…