Vince Gill Overview

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill(born April 12, 1957) is an American United States neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2005, Gill was inducted into the
Country Music Hall of Fame.


 
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Early life

Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His father, J. Stanley Gill, was a lawyer and administrative law judge who played in a country music band part time and encouraged Gill to pursue a musical career. His homemaker mother, Jerene, played the harmonica. At the encouragement of his father, Gill learned to play several instruments, including the banjo and guitar, before he started high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. He first played with a teenage band called Bluegrass Revue in the late 1970s. The other members were: Billy Perry on the banjo, Bobby Clark on the mandolin and Mike Perry on the bass. (Bobby Clark plays with Jerry Butler and the Blue Js now.)
While in high school, he performed with "Mountain Smoke," a bluegrass band that once opened for Pure Prairie League. After he graduated, he played in a number of bluegrass Bluegrass music bands, including Ricky Skaggs' "Boone Creek"; later, he became a member of Rodney Crowell's road band, The Cherry Bombs.


Career

Gill debuted on the national scene with the country rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band's album Can't Hold Back Can't Hold Back (Pure Prairie League album) . Gill is the lead singer on their hit song "Let Me Love You Tonight".

It has been rumored, based on a webisode by the Christian Pop Punk band Relient K, that Vince will be making a guest appearance on their new untitled album which is due for release sometime in 2009.


Personal life

Gill married country singer Janis Oliver Sweethearts of the Rodeo of Sweethearts of the Rodeo fame, in 1980. The couple have one daughter, Jennifer Jerene Gill, born May 5, 1982. Vince and Janis separated in the mid-1990s and eventually divorced in June 1998. Vince married Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in March 2000. They have one daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, born March 12, 2001.

Gill, along with his wife Amy, are fans of the Nashville Predators. They have been season ticket holders since the opening season and are often shown on the jumbo screen. In the 2007 playoffs, he and Amy sang the national anthem for each game.

Though Gill never attended college, he's a big fan of the University of Oklahoma football team. He also attends nearly every men's basketball game at Belmont University in Nashville.


Recent Albums

His newest release "Love"Love Songs" is a compliation of some of his best heart warming singles.'Academy of Country Music'
*1984 Top New Male Vocalist Academy of Country Music
*1992 Song of the Year Academy of Country Music with John Barlow Jarvis> - "I Still Believe In You I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song) "
*1992 Top Male Vocalist Academy of Country Music
*1993 Top Male Vocalist Academy of Country Music

'Country Music Association'
*1990 Single of the Year Country Music Association Awards - "When I Call Your Name"
*1991 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1992 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1992 Song of the Year Country Music Association Awards with Max D. Barnes> - "Look At Us"
*1993 Album of the Year Country Music Association Awards - "I Still Believe in You I Still Believe in You (album) "
*1993 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1993 Song of the Year Country Music Association Awards with John Barlow Jarvis> - "I Still Believe in You I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song) "
*1994 Entertainer of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1994 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1995 Male Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Awards
*1999 Vocal Event of the Year Country Music Association Awards with Patty Loveless> - "My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man"

'Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum'
*Inducted in 2007 Inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame

'Grammy Awards'
*1990 Best Country Vocal Performance, Male Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "When I Call Your Name"
*1991 Best Country Vocal Collaboration Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner> - "Restless"
*1992 Best Country Song Grammy Award for Best Country Song with John Barlow Jarvis> - "I Still Believe in You I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song) "
*1992 Best Country Vocal Performance, Male Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "I Still Believe in You I Still Believe in You (Vince Gill song) "
*1993 Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Asleep at the Wheel, Chet Atkins, Eldon Shamblin, Johnny Gimble, Marty Stuart, and Reuben "Lucky Oceans" Gosfield> - "Red Wing"
*1994 Best Country Vocal Performance, Male Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "When Love Finds You"
*1995 Best Country Song Grammy Award for Best Country Song - "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
*1995 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
*1996 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "Worlds Apart"
*1997 Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Randy Scruggs> - "A Soldier's Joy"
*1997 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "Pretty Little Adriana"
*1998 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind"
*1999 Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Tommy Allsup, Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, and Steve Wariner> - "Bob's Breakdowns"
*2001 Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Jerry Douglas, Gen Duncan, Albert Lee, Steve Martin, Leon Russell, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Paul Shaffer and Marty Stuart> - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
*2002 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "The Next Big Thing"
*2006 Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance - "The Reason Why"
*2007 Best Country Album Grammy Award for Best Country Album - "These Days These Days (Vince Gill album) "
*2008 Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Brad Paisley, James Burton, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner> - "Cluster Pluck"

'Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame'
*Inducted in 2005 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
 

 

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