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Vince Gill

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Norman OK, United States (1957 – present)

Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, singer and a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner (with artists including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Amy Grant and Barbra Streisand).

Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma, the home of the University of Oklahoma Sooners and learned to play several instruments, including banjo and guitar before he started high school at Oklahoma City’s Northwest Classen High School. After he graduated, he played in a number of bluegrass bands. He debuted on the national scene with the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band’s album Can’t Hold Back. Gill is the lead singer on their hit song, “Let Me Love You Tonight” (1980), which he was still performing in concert years later - thus, he said, confusing many fans who knew him only from his subsequent solo work. Gill appeared on two subsequent albums along with his then-wife Janis Oliver.

Departing Pure Prairie League in 1981, Gill joined Rodney Crowell’s backing band The Notorious Cherry Bombs, where he met and worked with Tony Brown and Emory Gordy Jr., both of whom would later produce many of his future solo albums.

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  • annalleighton

    Vince Gill does it all.

    28 Feb 12:34pm Reply
  • soullinrocks

    Go Rest High On That Mountain breaks my heart every time.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "Be yourself. That's how I've approached songwriting and it's how I approach life." - Amy Grant's new album, How Mercy Looks from Here, is clearly imbued with her Christian faith, but contains themes, and a sincere humanity, that will appeal beyond Grant's believers. We speak to the top selling Contemporary Christian artist of all time about the tragic event that inspired the album, the death of her mother, Gloria. Grant also tells us what her daughter, Millie, really thinks of "Baby, Baby," and why her husband, Vince Gill, is her "trusted confidante": http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/amy_grant/

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • wildtony40

    H appy Brithday..........

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Agyaduu

    Really,he has something in him that cannot be found in anybody.He is an emotional artist.His music heals and also kills.

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • gregory2k9

    Very inspirational artist. Love the track "Go rest high on that mountain" Melodious voice indeed.

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dakotaVal73

    Great guitarist, amazing voice, super songs, attractive man, and more....Love him.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Mactele52

    Great voice, incredible guitarist!!!

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • burningradio

    <3333

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • leniel

    What a voice man in Breath of Heaven! :D Great...

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • semionato

    these days is incredible, no? YES, IT IS.

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • 2shauna

    I wish I could get his song Go Rest High on top that Mountain on my phone. That song hit a spot in my hart at my Grandmother funrel. Haven't herd it since that day in 2000.Boy do I MISS HER.

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • glittermichi

    dolle musi,danke vince.

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • simdaplayboy

    Come on people it's time for a new change in your lives. Go ahead and check out what's new and what you are missing. Hit me and you'll know it...

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • garyrevel

    DOG WITH JUST ONE EYE New Gary Revel music video on YouTube http:​/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?​v=​Vxcqcrhs6xU

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • 70skev

    i love my country and vince gil is at the top of the list

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • CountryGal1

    Ya gotta love Vince Gill =]

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • malkeschmied

    Love him!!!!

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • barbie32951

    I love Country Music

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ole47177

    Love Vince Gill , go rest high on that mountain played at my twins funeral who i miss dearly but i know she is with God

    14 Aug 2008 Reply
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