Vince Gill Celebrating 25 Years on the Opry With Two Special Shows
Vince Gill will mark a quarter of a century as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by playing two special concerts at the Opry House in Nashville in August.
The singer-songwriter and guitarist is one of the most-respected artists in country music, having won an armload of ACM and CMA Awards, as well as more Grammys than any other male country artist in history. He signed his first solo deal in Nashville in 1984, after stints in a band with Ricky Skaggs and backing both Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash, as well as a gig as the singer-guitarist in Pure Prairie League. He went on to a long string of hits that includes classics like "When I Call Your Name," "Tryin' to Get Over You," "Go Rest High on That Mountain," "I Still Believe in You" and many more. He is one of the youngest members ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Gill was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Aug, 10, 1991, and he will mark the 25th anniversary of that career honor with two special shows at the Opry on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016.
“We’re excited both about Vince’s recording coming out next month and about celebrating his entire Opry career to date later this year,” Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher says in a press release. “We’ve had a preview of some of Vince’s new music at the Opry over the past few months, and it has been a reminder of why he has been an award-winning artist and a favorite of fans and fellow artists alike for more than a quarter century.”
Gill is slated to release his next album, Down to My Last Bad Habit, on Feb. 12, and autographed copies are currently for available for purchase exclusively via the Opry's website along with tickets to the two August performances. He will reunite with Lyle Lovett beginning Feb. 17 for their 13-city Songs and Stories Tour.
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