Blending a Family With Vince Gill Was Difficult, Amy Grant Admits
... Blended families are increasingly common in this day and age, but it's not always a seamless transition for all involved parties -- even for a pair of famous musicians like Amy Grant and Vince Gill
. During an interview with Katie Couric on 'Katie,' Grant admits that the family went through a bit of a rocky phase when she and the singer and guitarist got married. The couple wed in 2000 with a total of four children among them, three of which were Grant's from her marriage to Gary Chapman, while one from Gill's union with Janis Oliver. "I laugh about our wedding day, because all of our photographs, I refer to my grim-faced children," Grant shares. "But really, Vince and I were the only excited ones." Things are much better now, thankfully. The family is stable and runs smoothly 13 years later, with the songstress revealing, "It feels like we all are welcome. That's how it feels." It was just a matter of time. Grant and Gill share a daughter, Corrina, 12, from their union.Next: Watch Vince Gill
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Vince Gill to Be Honored by Country Radio With CRB Career Achievement Award
... which is given to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the development of country music and country radio. In looking at Gill's achievements and track record within country music, there's no question -- he has definitely contributed. Says CRB Executive Dir. Bill Mayne, "Vince Gill
is unquestionably one of the greatest artists in the country genre. He is a remarkable ambassador for country music with his talents, grace, class, leadership, humility, humanity, style and wicked sense of humor." Previous winners of the award include country icons Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, Merle Haggard and George Strait. Gill certainly deserves this honor, and we couldn't be happier that his name will be added to such a high caliber of well-loved country music entertainers. Congratulations to the singer on this terrific achievement!Next: See Vince Gill
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Vince Gill Professes Love for Taylor Swift, Explains Why She's Undeniable
... what I like. I love things that connect to people." Gill says he knows there are more talented musicians than both he and Swift out there, but they both have that something that helps their fans connect with them -- that's what makes a star. "There are people who can play me under the table, sing me under the table. But there's nothing about them that's going to move somebody," Gill assures. "That's the point of anything musical. To have a conversation."Next: Watch Vince Gill
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Vince Gill (April 12, 1957)
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Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Vince started playing guitar as a young boy. Taught by his dad who also happened to be a lawyer and appellate judge, Vince performed with local bluegrass groups and at one point played with then unknown Ricky Skaggs. He was inspired by his father who was also a guitarist and banjo player, but only with friends and at parties.
In these early childhood years Vince progressed very quickly with the guitar, from the 4-string to 6-string. At ten years old and playing like a professional his parents bought Vince a professional guitar, the semi-hollow ES-335 Gibson Electric. This launched him and his appetite for instruments, leading him to learn the mandolin, banjo and fiddle. Vince learned to play these instruments from listening to records with no formal musical education.
Vince Gill's first #1 hit was a song on the album Firin Up titled "Let Me Love You Tonight," while singing with a California based band, Pure Prairie League, in 1996. During this time Vince met his wife Janice, another aspiring musician, and they married in 1980. Soon afterward Vince made the big decision to break from his success with Pure Prairie League for the chance to play with the Cherry Bombs. It was while working with the "Bombs" and Songwriter Rodney Crowell that Vince got the job of lead guitarist with Rosanne Carter, something that led to his solo career.
At this point in his life Vince decided to settle in Nashville where the opportunities were many for a good vocalist and guitarist, but his main focus was to become a solo artist. It was here in Nashville where he was signed on by RCA in 1983, and his first three albums with them had two top hits, including a top 10 duet with Rosanne Cash titled "If It Weren't For Him."
During the mid 1980's there was a lot of demand for Vince Gill and his songs. Many artists started recording Vince's songs and wanting to appear with him on stage, including Emmylou Harris.
Vince hosted twelve consecutive seasons of the Country Music Awards starting with his first appearance on September 30, 1992.
The 1990s were very difficult years for Vince, with the death of his father and the breakup and subsequent divorce from his longtime wife Janice Oliver. He had a career resurgence at the end of the decade with the release of his traditional Country album, "The Key" with the Grammy Hit, "If You Have Forever In Mind."
He has at times stepped out his Country music comfort zone: he sang a duet with Barbra Streisand called "If You Ever Leave Me" in 1999.
He became the only performer to win five consecutive Country Music Awards for Best Male Vocalist, taking the trophy from 1991-1995.
Certified double platinum in 1989, his hit song "When I Call Your Name" won him a Grammy Award on February 21, 1990 and sold over two million copies. This was the year Vince switched label companies and produced a more traditional Country album with the hit song's name.
In 2000, he married the singer Amy Grant (Vince Gill's middle name: Grant), and a year later the couple had a daughter named Corrina. His enjoyed professional success at this time as well with the release of his album Let's Be Sure We Kiss Goodbye and the single "Feels like Love."
It was in 2006 that Vince Gill did something very different, something that would reward him greatly later that year. He produced a four disc set with 43 songs of all original material, but ranging from jazz, folk, pop, rock, bluegrass and acoustics. This was an enormous undertaking but proved well worth it when it won the Grammy Award for Country Album of the Year.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.