ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL AND PAUL FRANKLIN – “BAKERSFIELD”

On “Bakersfield,” Vince Gill and pedal-steel guitarist Paul Franklin pay homage to what many people consider the Golden Age of country. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Bakersfield MCA Nashville Now that modern country music has veered more toward the pop metal of the 1980s, it’s sublimely refreshing to hear how two grand masters of guitar…

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…

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH EDDIE STUBBS

Once a month, Eddie Stubbs invites listeners from around the world as well as a live audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to sit in on a unique, in-depth, intimate conversation with an artist featured on WSM’s playlist.  Vince Gill and Paul Franklin will the special guests on Monday, July 22.  Vince and…

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….

EMMYLOU HARRIS JOINING NOTORIOUS CHERRY BOMBS AT CHARITY CONCERT

CMT Emmylou Harris and guitarist Albert Lee will make guest appearances when Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell and other members of the Notorious Cherry Bombs reunite for an Aug. 21 concert to benefit the Rising Star Music Fund. The nonprofit organization provides grants and funding for children’s music programs throughout the U.S. The concert will also…

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…