VINCE GILL: NO STRANGER TO BAKERSFIELD

By Jim Wright Bakersfield Life Vince Gill is no stranger to Bakersfield. In fact, this talented country music singer-songwriter still remembers his first gig here, inside a lounge of a bowling alley. And through the years, Gill has graced the stages at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace and The Fox Theater. OnOct. 25, he’ll perform with…

VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN – BACK TO BAKERSFIELD

Vince Gill & Paul FranklinBack to Bakersfield By Jason Schneider He may not be the flashiest Nashville star, but nobody commands respect in Music City like Vince Gill. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and the recipient of 20 Grammy Awards, Gill is the consummate contemporary country artist: at home both…

ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN – BAKERSFIELD

CD Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Bakersfield (MCA Nashville, 2013)Tribute albums are a tricky proposition. Play it too close and you add nothing of your own; take too many liberties and you lose touch with the object of your affection. Finding a middle ground that honors the original performances, adds something new and…

NPR MUSIC: VINCE GILL AND PAUL FRANKLIN BREAK DOWN THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Break Down The Bakersfield SoundLast year, country superstar Vince Gill left his record label, MCA, after more than 20 years. But he’s leaving with one last album – a love letter, really – dedicated to the classic country songs of his youth. Titled Bakersfield, it finds Gill working with pedal-steel…

MSN: VINCE GILL AND PAUL FRANKLIN: BACK TO THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

Summer Music Guide on MSN Music |If the new album collaboration between Vince Gill and steel guitar legend Paul Franklin is a hit, Gill jokes, “We could become the hottest duo in country music history.” But he’s already considering the consequences. “We’ll have our own [separate] busses and we’ll fight,” he says over Franklin’s hearty…

COUNTRY MUSIC TATTLE TALE ALBUM REVIEW: ‘BAKERSFIELD’

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Pay Tribute to “Bakersfield” — Album ReviewCountry music Hall of Famer Vince Gill has teamed up with the outstanding steel guitar player Paul Franklin to create one of the most important albums of the year so far. “Bakersfield” pays tribute to two of country’s most influential players, Merle Haggard and…