Country Music Cruise Sweepstakes: Win a Trip With Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers and Others
... sun-soaked Caribbean with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan and Saint Maarten. But the bestfeature of this cruise is the star power. The lineup includes special live performances by VinceGill, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, LarryGatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless,Jo Dee Messina, Restless Heart and many more.CMT.com is now offering the Country MusicCruise Sweepstakes, and the grand prize includes passage for two on this seven-day nonstop party. Entertoday, and you could sail away with the stars. Country Music Cruise Sweepstakes: Win a Trip With Vince Gill
, Kenny Rogers and Others ... [ read more ]
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - "Bakersfield" Tracklist & Cover Art
... songs, you won't find much vibrato in my vocals, and with Merle's, it will come down to a low note and that quiver." "This may be Vince's greatest project," Franklin declares. "What a showcase! I've heard him sing for 30 years, but he sings licks on this record I never heard before." Vince Gill
& Paul Franklin "Bakersfield" Tracklist: Title Made Famous By 1. Foolin' Around Buck Owens (Written by Harlan Howard and Buck Owens) 2. Branded Man Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) 3. Together Again Buck Owens (Written by Buck Owens) 4. The Bottle Let Me Down Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) 5. He Don't Deserve You Anymore Buck Owens (Written by Arty Lange and Buck Owens) 6. I Can't Be Myself Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) 7. Nobody's Fool But Yours Buck Owens (Written by Buck Owens) 8. Holding Things Together Merle Haggard (Written by Bob Trotten and Merle Haggard) 9. But I Do Buck Owens (Written by Tommy Collins) 10. The Fightin' Side Of Me Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) Vince Gill
& Paul Franklin - "Bakersfield" Tracklist & Cover Art ... [ read more ]
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Releasing New Album in July
... Deserve You Anymore Buck Owens (Written by Arty Lange and Buck Owens) 6. I Can't Be Myself Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) 7. Nobody's Fool But Yours Buck Owens (Written by Buck Owens) 8. Holding Things Together Merle Haggard (Written by Bob Trotten and Merle Haggard) 9. But I Do Buck Owens (Written by Tommy Collins) 10. The Fightin' Side Of Me Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard) Vince Gill
Tour Dates/Tickets Vince Gill
CDs, DVDs and MP3s Vince Gill
T-shirts and Posters Vince Gill
CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports Vince Gill
and Paul Franklin Releasing New Album in July ... [ read more ]
Vince Gill (April 12, 1957)
Artistfacts®: You can leave comments about the artist/band at the bottom of the page.
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.
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.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always