VINCE GILL

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Vince Gill

American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and  multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved

Vince Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His mother had a son, Bob Coen, from a previous marriage. He was Gill’s half-brother, but was considered a full brother by Gill.

Gill has been a member of the  Grand Ole Opry since August 10, 1991. He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary with a tribute show on August 13, 2016.

Vince Gill
 In part From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Vince Gill was born in Norman , Oklahoma. His mother had a son, Bob Coen, from a previous marriage. He was Gill’s half-brother, but was considered a full brother by Gill.

Gill attended high school at Oklahoma City’s  Northwest Classen High School. While there he performed bluegrass in the band Mountain Smoke, which built a strong local following. After graduating from high school in 1975, he moved to Louisville Kentucky , to join the band Bluegrass Alliance. After wards he spent a brief amount of time in Ricky Skagg’s Boone Creek band before moving to Los Angeles to join Sundance, a bluegrass group fronted by fiddler Byron Berline

 

Gill (right) with Albert Lee (left) and Australian tour promoters Ann and Andrew Pattison in Australia, 1988, just prior to signing with MCA records, with whom he would receive major recognition

 

Gill playing at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Gill has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since August 10, 1991. He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary with a tribute show on August 13, 2016.

In June 2012, he was touring and performing only bluegrass songs.

On November 5, 2014, at the 48th annual CMA Awards Gill received the Irving Waugh award for excellence in country music. This was only the fourth time the award had been granted since its inception in 1983. The previous country music artist to receive the award was Johnny Cash.

In 2016, Gill was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on Forever Country, which celebrates 50 years of the

 

Personal life

In 1968, Gill’s older half-brother, Bob Coen, was involved in a severe car crash. Bob was 22 years old at the time, while Gill was 11. The accident placed Bob in a coma for three months and left him with irreversible brain damage. He subsequently struggled in life and would lose contact with his family and friends. He died in 1993. Gill wrote the song “It Won’t Be the Same This Year” for his brother. He dedicated his 1993 Christmas album Let there be peace on Earth and his first televised Christmas special that year to Coen.

Gill met country music singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo in Los Angeles when they were both starting out in music. The two married in 1980. Their daughter Jenny was born in 1982. In 1983 the couple moved to Nashville. Gill worked as a session guitarist, sang back-up, and continued to write songs while his wife’s career reached fame. Occasionally Gill would mix sound for his wife’s band. The two divorced in 1997.

Amy Grant and Gill at a 2004 concert to show support for U.S. military men and women

Gill met Christian music artist Amy Grant in 1993 when he asked her to perform in his first televised Christmas special. They formed a lasting friendship. Both parties were in troubled marriages. . Gill and Grant began to see each other publicly a few months later. In March 2000 they were married. Together they have one daughter, Corrina.

” How Great Thou Art”. The video of the performance went viral within two days.

In February 2012, Gill announced, “For the first time in 30 years, I don’t have a record deal. Don’t know that I want one.” In March 2012, he performed at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green Kentucky, for its opening night. In April 2012, it was confirmed that Gill had been working with Bonnie Tyler on her upcoming album, performing a duet with her entitled “What You Need from Me”.

In June 2012, he was touring and performing only bluegrass songs.

Gill received the 2,478th star of the Hollywood Walk of fame on September 6, 2012.

On October 15, 2012, it was announced that Gill would be featured in a song by Kelly Clarkson title “don”Rush  , which appears on Clarkson’s first Greastet Hits album . The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and has sold 509,093 copies as of October 13, 2013.

On November 5, 2014, at the 48th annual CMA Awards Gill received the Irving Waugh award for excellence in country music. This was only the fourth time the award had been granted since its inception in 1983. The previous country music artist to receive the award was Johnny Cash.

In 2016, Gill was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on Forever Country, which celebrates 50 years of the CMA awards

In his career Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and accumulated more than 50 Top 40 hits.

Gill joined the Eagles on tour in 2017, singing the lead vocals once sung by Glenn Frey. He has been touring with the band ever since. He plays electric guitar as a guest musician on Aaron Lewis”song “Love Me”, which appears on the 2019 album:State I”m in .

Personal life

In 1968, Gill’s older half-brother, Bob Coen, was involved in a severe car crash. Bob was 22 years old at the time, while Gill was 11. The accident placed Bob in a coma for three months and left him with irreversible brain damage. He subsequently struggled in life and would lose contact with his family and friends. He died in 1993. Gill wrote the song “It Won’t Be the Same This Year” for his brother. He dedicated his 1993 Christmas album Let there be Peace on Earth and his first televised Christmas special that year to Coen.

Gill met country music singer Janis Oliver of Sweetheart of the Rodeo in Los Angeles when they were both starting out in music. The two married in 1980. Their daughter Jenny was born in 1982. In 1983 the couple moved to Nashville. Gill worked as a session guitarist, sang back-up, and continued to write songs while his wife’s career reached fame. Occasionally Gill would mix sound for his wife’s band. The two divorced in 1997.

Amy Grant and Gill at a 2004 concert to show support for U.S. military men and women

Gill met Christian music artist Amy Grant in 1993 when he asked her to perform in his first televised Christmas special. They formed a lasting friendship. Both parties were in troubled marriages. Gill and Grant began to see each other publicly a few months later. In March 2000 they were married. Together they have one daughter, Corrina.

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