VINCE GILL PACKS 16 SONGS IN TO GUITAR SLINGER

By STEVE KNOPPER. Special to Newsday The title character on Vince Gill’s latest album, “Guitar Slinger,” is one of those fast-fingered, heavy-drinking cowboys you hear about in a million country songs. But in the middle of writing the song, Gill realized the title rhymed with something impossible for him to resist. So he threw in…

POP MATTERS REVIEWS GUITAR SLINGER

By Philip Majorins – Pop Matters Vince Gill has earned a lot of respect over the course of his illustrious Nashville career. An exemplar of the country gentleman, his sweet tones and tasteful pickings have attracted fans from both sides of the modern/classic country divide. As a session player and solo artist his credentials proceed…

ROUGHSTOCK: ‘GUITAR SLINGER’ IS A GOOD OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY ALBUM

Dan MacIntosh – Roughstock Vince Gill’s Guitar Slinger is a good old fashioned country  album. (That’s a compliment, by the way). Its songs address a lot the  biggest questions in life, such as heaven, hell, sin, salvation and all  that sorta messy stuff. In the wrong hands, such subject matter might  come off preachy. In…

REVIEW: VINCE GILL SHOWCASES SONGWRITING STRENGTHS

By MICHAEL McCALL – The Associated Press The title of Vince Gill’s new album focuses on his instrumental skills. But  the music more intently highlights another talent: songwriting. On “Guitar  Slinger,” Gill concentrates on lyrics about friends and issues, turning out  stories that are sometimes entertaining and often touching. Some draw on his sense of…

VINCE GILL’S ‘GUITAR SLINGER’ HONORS FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Beville Darden – The Boot Never has there been and never will there likely be a voice like Vince Gill’s. His unparalleled range and captivating delivery, coupled with his sublime songwriting skills, have made the Oklahoma native an unmistakable staple on country radio since the early ’80s. They’ve also earned him a trophy case full…

VINCE GILL’S GUITAR SLINGER PUTS POSITIVE SPIN ON DARK MOMENTS

By Nancy Dunham – American Songwriter Vince Gills’ The Guitar Slinger is his first album since These Days, a four-CD box set that was released in 2006 and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Since his last release, Gill built a recording studio and the Nashville home he shares with his wife Amy…

VINCE GILL SINGS IN SUPPORT OF NASHVILLE, COUNTRY MUSIC

Peter Cooper – Tennessean Vince Gill is intense. Who’d have thunk it? He’s such a pleasant sort. Back when Gill hosted the CMA Awards (motto: “We’re still kind of, sort of different from all those other country awards shows”), he lent a folksy, casual air to the proceedings. And throughout his career — a career…

CD REVIEW: VINCE GILL – “GUITAR SLINGER”

Premiere Guitar Vince Gill might be the best guitar player out there who gets left out of “best guitarist” conversations. This despite his turning down a gig in Dire Straits, earning five Grammys for instrumentals (out of his 20 total), and being versatile enough to play alongside guys like Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and Joe…