Vince Gill | Biography
80s singing sensation Vince Gill is a well known singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who has recorder over seventeen albums, sold over twenty-six million copies and earned a number of prestigious accolades, including Grammy.
Vince Gill took birth to delight the musical world on 12th of April 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. He is a son of administrative law judge and lawyer, J. Stanley Gill. His father used to play in a part-time country music band. His father encouraged him to learn music which led him to take lessons of numeral instruments, including guitar and banjo. After completing his primary education, he joined Northwest Classen High School. For the first time, he played along with a teenage band titled “The Bluegrass Revenue”. Whilst in high school, Vince performed with Mountain Smoke and Flock.
Moving into his personal life, Vince Gill is a married man. He is married to Amy Grant. The couple is together since 1999. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Jerene Gill on 5th of May 1982. Before marrying Amy Grant, he was husband of Sweeethearts of the Rodeo fame Janis Oliver. She is as well a country singer. The couple tied knot on 10th of March 2000. In March 2001, she gave birth to a baby girl. She is named Corrina Grant Gill. His brother Bob died in 1993. He has a sister named Gina. He stands 6’6’’ tall.
Though he began his musical career as a teenage singer, he entered the national panorama with the country rock group “Pure Prairie League” in 1979, making appearances on that group’s album “Can’t Hold Back”. He sang popular song “Let Me Love You Tonight” as lead singer. He gave background vocals for one of the song of Daughtry’s second album “Leave This Town”. Since 1991, he is a part of the Grand Ole Opry. He briefly joined band of Rodney Crowell titled, “Cherry Bombs” before shifting to Nashville, Tennessee, where he landed a solo deal with RCA Records in the year 1983. His first studio album with the recording house, “Turn Me Loose”, gave him instant recognition among American music lovers, earning him the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist Awards. Though he started with bang, it was getting more and more difficult to sustain his newly found fame and he was limited to moderate success. His most noteworthy work in this phase was a session guitarist, performing with Bonnie Raitt, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Reba McEntire. After switching labels in 1989, he recorded an album titled “When I Call Your Name” for MCA. The album title track garnered him a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Country Song”. His followed up albums, 1991’s “Pocket Full of Gold” and 1992’s “I Still Believe in You”, were as well multi-platinum successes. In 1994, he released his next album “When Love Finds You” which spawned the popular songs like Whenever You Come Around and What the Cowgirls Do. The albums, 1996’s “High Lonesome Sound” and 1998’s “The Key” had unparalleled sales and bloated Vince’s popularity. In 2000, his album “Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye” hit the market. Following the success, he launched his solo-produced album “Next Big Thing”. He later reteamed with Crowell to recreate the Cherry Bombs. They launched their self-titled studio album, with the single “It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night that Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long”. In 2010, he joined a band The Time Jumpers. In 2011 he released “Guitar Slinger”. In 2012, he was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2005, he was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Reportedly Vince Gill has a net worth of thirty million dollars.
Throughout his singing career he has been honored with a number of prestigious awards, including Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. He has been able to fetch twenty Grammy Awards. On 5th of November 2014, he received the Irving Waugh medal for Excellence in country music and became second person to grab this award after Johnny Cash. His fans can follow him in his facebook and twitter pages. For more information regarding his personal and professional life, his fans and supporters may visit wiki.