Vince Gill Performs At McCallum Theatre

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One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill has a pop sensibility, a love for country music, top-notch songwriting, and world-class guitar playing, all wrapped in a warm tenor and a quick and easy wit. If anyone in country music defines humility, it is Vince Gill. His generosity and kindness are legendary. He's always up for a good laugh and a round of golf. He's just Vince, a nice, regular guy whose pure tenor is one of the best in the business.

Vince Gill has sold more than 22 million albums and earned 18 Country Music Association Awards, and two Entertainer of the Year awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 18 Grammy Awards, and, in 2007, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Vince became the lead singer for Pure Prairie League in 1979, and, in 1983, moved to Nashville to pursue a solo career. His debut mini-album Turn Me Loose featured his first charting solo single, "Victim of Life's Circumstance." The Things That Matter, his first full album featured two Top 10 hits, and, in 1987, he achieved his first Top 5 single, "Cinderella," from The Way Back Home. In 1989, When I Call Your Name, and its title song, earned Vince his first CMA Award, his first Grammy, and the album was certified Platinum. He released his second Platinum album, Pocket Full of Gold in 1991, and that same year, earned his first CMA Vocal Event of the Year award for his performance with Mark O'Connor and the New Nashville Cats. In 1992, he released the quadruple-Platinum I Still Believe In You, with the title cut becoming his first #1 single.

Vince's string of hit albums continued with Let There Be Peace on Earth (1993), When Love Finds You (1994), High Lonesome Sound (1996), and The Key in 1998, one of his most critically acclaimed releases and his first to top the Billboard Country Albums Chart. In 2006, Vince released These Days, a ground-breaking, four-CD set featuring 43 new songs of diverse musical stylings from traditional country and ballads, to contemporary, up-tempo, and acoustic/bluegrass music.

Vince co-hosted the CMA Awards for the first time in 1992, an event he hosted for 12 consecutive years, setting a record for the most times anyone consecutively hosted a televised awards show. An avid golfer, his annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament ("The Vinny") supports junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. Vince is regarded as one of Country Music's best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career.

You always know what you'll get when Vince Gill walks on the stage - an evening of good fun, and great music. Vince Gill is the real thing and it shows in every note of music he plays and sings. --

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