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Vince Gill

Evening Performer

Vince Gill

 One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music.  His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. 

Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award.  Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the  most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.  The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill 8 awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.” Since 1990, Gill has received 20 GRAMMY Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums.  Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band’s first studio album on September 11, 2012. 

On July 30, 2013 Gill released his first duet record with legendary pedal steel guitar player and fellow Time Jumper Paul Franklin.  Entitled Bakersfield, the record pays homage to two of Gill and Franklin’s musical heroes:  Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. In January 2014, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® released an expanded edition of this critically acclaimed CD.  Entitled  Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition, it includes four additional songs and is available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

Vincent Grant Gill was born April 12, 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. Vince’s parents encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did, eventually adding bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle to his instrumental array.

Gill’s high, pure tenor voice and unerring sense of harmony have caused dozens of artists—from Reba McEntire to Dolly Parton to Barbra Streisand—to embrace him as a duet partner.  After working more than 30 years as a professional musician, Gill has established himself as one of the most successful guitarists of his generation. Combining a deep knowledge of Americana, bluegrass, and classic country with the fire of '60s rock, Gill has earned a place next to his musical heroes.

In addition to his passion for music, Gill donates a great deal of his time supporting numerous charitable organizations. He is one of country music’s most active and effective humanitarians.