Photo credit: Chris Hollo
Photo credit: Chris Hollo
Vince Gill photo via UMG Nashville
Hey, Congrats to the man with the angelic voice, Vince Gill, who it was just announced will receive his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The first group of WOF Star recipients for 2012 announced are:
Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous)
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous)
Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West
No dates for ceremonies have been announced yet, but the honorees are given five years to have their star ceremonies performed before their nominations are null and void.
This has been a great month for Vince who last week announced he has a new album coming out soon. "Guitar Slinger" will be released sometime this fall.
Vince Gill and his lovely wife, Amy Grant, have announced that they will be heading out on an 11-city Christmas tour staring December 8th. According to Vince's website, each show will run about two hours and will include both classic Christmas songs as well as some newer holiday tunes.
Here's their tour dates:
Well sheesh, I guess some of the juiciest country music gossip happened long before I was interested in country music gossip.
Back when Amy Grant and Vince Gill started dating it was scandalous I guess. And here I thought they were squeaky clean. Well the pair are celebrating their 10-year-anniversary by chatting with Good Housekeeping magazine and spilling their guts about how to make a marriage a good one, their past dating scandal, blending families, fighting, and sex.
Who the heck thought Vince Gill would or even could give a juicy interview? I'm highly impressed.
Be sure to check out the article here, it's a very entertaining and eye-opening piece of reading.
American Idol alum Chris Daughtry and his band reveal the story behind the song Tennessee Line, from their new album, 'Leave This Town' which features the wonderful Vince Gill. You can also check out the finished product in the second video.
Last week Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Melissa Etheridge, and Chris Isaak all took part in a very intimate and exclusive All For The Hall benefit concert in L.A. and I was lucky enough to be offered a ticket to send one of my awesome Gab correspondents. From the review and pictures Victoria sent, I'd say it was a great show and a memorable event for all involved.
This is a very long review with a lot of pictures so I'm going to cut it off about halfway thru. You can check out the rest after the jump. Enjoy. And be sure to click the wonderful pictures to enlarge them.
Shannon – I signed a photo release document. I’m assuming that it is a “standard”. CNN and FOX were there. It wasn’t jammed with media but a nice representation. I signed-in and went to the 4th floor where we were to gather. The gal who sat down next to me was also a last minute substitution for David Mills of FrontRowNews and AllAccessVIP. We chatted and found out that we both retired from the City of Los Angeles and crossed paths at the Los Angeles Police Department in the late 1970s.
What was the event. From the CMHOF web site:
All for the Hallis the Museum’s first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising initiative. The campaign addresses the not-for-profit educational institution’s need for long-term financial security and provides a safety net for its work. Through an aggressive exhibit schedule, scholarly publications and hundreds of school and family programs, the Museum teaches its audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
Vince, Emmy Lou, Dwight, Kara DioGuardi, and James Dentonarrive at the pre-show press area.
Vince Gill, President, Country Music Hall of Fame Board – The event is to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame Foundation, to be sure that the Hall continues in its mission of documenting the history of Southern country music in America – traditional and contemporary.
Vince is busy with this event, touring, and recording some new music.
Guitar Pulls are informal getogethers of songwriters where they can enjoy doing what they do.
Vince loves satellite radio. You can listen to exactly what you want to listen to. It is an interesting time for radio as commercial radio has fewer listeners, satellite radio is giving more choices.
Vince’s shirt says ”Change your thinking; Change your world”
Tonight is a gathering of people who love this music and want to help the CMHOF. The HOF houses everything in country music from the 1920s forward and documents what went on. The All For The Hall premise is to ask everyone in country music to perform 1 night for free and donate what their fee would be to the Hall of Fame. Keith Urban and friends (Vince Gil, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift, and Brad Paisley – live streaming on Oct. 13 on the CMHOF web site) will be doing a big concert in Nashville on October 13 to benefit the CMHOF.
Dwight Yoakam- In his opinion the CMHOF is the best museum of a particular genre of music. It has great cataloging efforts and maintains an excellent collection of material items. Dwight admonished all museums to collect and catalog.
Museums such as the CMHOF save the past so that new generations can see and hear what went before them and learn everything that is right with country music.
Emmy Lou Harris – Guitar Pulls are a long tradition among songwriters primarily. Everyone would sit around, pass around a guitar, and sing their music. It was about sharing and being generous and not being afraid to show what they do.
In Nashville everyone knows everyone and you never know who is going to get together or who might show up.
Emmy Lou’s daughter and 6-month old granddaughter, Prudence, were there. She let me take pics but didn’t pose. Prudence stole the show.
Read more and see all the pictures after the jump...
Vince Gill took part in Tuesday's Cops & Jocks Softball Game to benefit MADD in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Check out some more great pics here (you might have to be registered to see them).
Vince Gill's been making music for a heckuva long time, but that doesn't mean he's not still surprised that people still come out to see him in concert.
Vince tells the PJStar.com, "I feel like we're at such a strange place with our country economically that it's kind of weird (touring) - trying to get people to turn out - 'Hey, come spend your money and hear me sing,' " said Gill, 52. "I just want to tell people, if they can make it, that they'll have a good time. But if they can't, it's all good. It's funny how your viewpoint changes as you mature and get older. I used to walk out and be disappointed if the place wasn't full. Now I walk out and go, 'Hey, I'm just glad somebody's here.' "
Well no one can ever say Vince has a swelled head from fame.
Vince Gill has just released some of his tour stops for this spring and summer.
None in Idaho, bummage.
26 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
27 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
28 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
29 - Des Moines, IA - Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
18 - Valdosta, GA - Wild Adventures Theme Park
27 - Nashville, TN - Vince Gill & Friends’
30 - Green Bay, WI - Weidner Center
1, 2 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
5 - Dallas, TX - Meyerson Symphony Center
21 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theatre
22 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino
23 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Casino
24 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino
10 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Memorial Auditorium
11 - Easton, PA - State Theatre CFA
12 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theater
13 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
15, 16 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Vince Gill and Amy Grant visited the CBS Early Show today to sing "Baby, It's Christmas" from Amy's latest Christmas album, "The Christmas Collection."