• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2012, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Vince Gill, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 5 December 2012.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Vince Gill who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Dawn Sears

Sean Brady would also like to express a heartfelt 'thank you' to Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014) and Alison Auerbach, without whom this 'Peer's Quote' from Vince Gill would not have been possible.

Vince Gill

Vince Gill
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 5 December 2012.

Gene Watson: 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978) Gene Watson: 'Reflections & Should I Come Home' (Hux \Records, 2009)

'Listen to 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), one time, and it will tell you, all you need to know about Gene Watson'.

Thank you, Vince Gill, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Vince Gill...

Vince Gill

Vince Gill was born Vincent Grant Gill on Friday 12 April 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma.  His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did along with bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle.  While in high school, Vince Gill performed in the bluegrass band Mountain Smoke, which built a strong local following and opened a concert for Pure Prairie League.

After graduating from high school in 1975, Vince Gill moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be part of the band Bluegrass Alliance.  After a brief time in Ricky Skaggs’s Boone Creek band, Vince Gill moved to Los Angeles and joined Sundance, a bluegrass group fronted by fiddler Byron Berline.

Pure Prairie League: 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980)

In 1979, Vince Gill joined Pure Prairie League as lead singer and recorded three albums with the band, the second of which, 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980), yielded the Billboard Top Ten pop music hit single 'Let Me Love You Tonight' (written by Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson and Steve Woodard), which reached No.10 in 1980.

Pure Prairie League: 'Can't Hold Back' (RCA Records, 1979)

In June 1979, Pure Prairie League saw the release of 'Can't Hold Back' (RCA Records, 1979), which included the following tracks:

'I Can't Hold Back' (written by Vince Gill)
'I Can't Believe' (written by Vince Gill)
'Rude, Rude Awakening' (written by Bruce Miller)
'White Line' (written by Willie P. Bennett)
'Misery Train' (written by Vince Gill)
'Restless Woman' (written by Steve Patrick Bolen and Michael Reilly)
'I'm Goin' Away' (written by Vince Gill)
'Jerene' (written by Vince Gill)
'Livin' It Alone' (written by Steve Patrick Bolen)
'Fool Fool', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004), Jerry McBee and Troy Seals
'Goodbye So Long' (written by Steve Patrick Bolen and Michael Reilly)

Personnel involved in the recording of Pure Prairie League's 'Can't Hold Back' (RCA Records, 1979) included the following:

Steve Patrick Bolen (acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals)
Michael Connor (synthesizer, keyboards)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, violin, vocals)
Michael Reilly (bass, vocals)
Billy Hinds (drums)

Pure Prairie League: 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980)

In February 1980, Pure Prairie League saw the release of 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980), which included the following tracks:

'I'm Almost Ready' (written by Vince Gill)
'Give It Up' (written by Werner Fritzching and Doug Lubahn)
'Too Many Heartaches in Paradise' (written by Dan Greer and Jeff Wilson)
'She's All Mine' (written by Vince Gill)
'You're My True Love' (written by Vince Gill)
'Let Me Love You Tonight' (written by Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson and Steve Woodard) / this track reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1980
'I Can't Stop This Feelin' (written by Danny Flower and Jim Sanderfur)
'Lifetime of Night-time' (written by Vince Gill)
'I'll Be Damned' (written by Vince Gill)
'Janny Lou' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Pure Prairie League's 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980) included the following:

Pure Prairie League
Vince Gill (banjo, fiddle, guitar, violin, vocals)
Michael Reilly (bass, vocals)
Jeff Wilson (guitar, vocals)
Michael Connor (keyboards)
Billy Hinds (drums)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Pure Prairie League's 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980) included the following:

Kristine Arnold and Janis Gill (background vocals)
Gary Mielke (synthesizer)
David Sanborn (alto saxophone)

Pure Prairie League's 'Firin' Up' (Casablanca Records, 1980) reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 Albums Chart in 1980.

Pure Prairie League: 'Something in The Night' (Casablanca Records, 1981)

In February 1981, Pure Prairie League saw the release of 'Something in The Night' (Casablanca Records, 1981), which included the following tracks:

'Don't Keep Me Hangin' (written by Vince Gill)
'Love Me Again' (written by Vince Gill)
'Hold on to Our Hearts' (written by Vince Gill)
'Something in The Night' (written by Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson and Steve Woodard)
'Do You Love Me Truly, Julie?' (written by Vince Gill)
'You're Mine Tonight' (written by Rafe VanHoy) / this track reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Still Right Here in My Heart' (written by Dan Greer and Jeff Wilson) / this track reached No.4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1981, and No.28 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'I Wanna Know Your Name' (written by Vince Gill)
'Feel The Fire' (written by Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson and Steve Woodard)
'Tell Me One More Time' (written by Dan Greer and Jeff Wilson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Pure Prairie League's 'Something in The Night' (Casablanca Records, 1981) included the following:

Vince Gill (banjo, guitar, violin, vocals)
Jeff Wilson (guitar, vocals)
Michael Reilly (bass, vocals)
Michael Connor (keyboards)
Billy Hinds (drums)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Pure Prairie League's 'Something in The Night' (Casablanca Records, 1981) included the following:

Kristine Arnold, Renée Geyer and Janis Oliver-Gill (vocals)
Ricky Fataar and Fredrioco Spumani (percussion)
Nicky Hopkins (piano)
Gary Mielke (synthesizer)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
David Sanborn (saxophone)
Johnny Lee Schell (guitar)
Dick Sims (organ)

Pure Prairie League's 'Something in The Night' (Casablanca Records, 1981) reached No.72 on the Billboard Hot 100 Albums Chart in 1981.

Rodney Crowell

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

In 1983, Vince Gill signed with RCA Records and moved with his wife Janis and daughter Jenny to Nashville to pursue his dream of being a country music artist.

Vince Gill: 1984

Vince Gill: 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984 / RCA Records, 1994)

In 1984, Vince Gill saw the release of 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984), an extended play (EP), which was produced by Emory Gordy Junior, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Victim of Life's Circumstances' (written by Delbert McClinton) (No.40, 1984)
'Oh, Carolina' (written by Randy Albright, Jim Elliot and Mark D. Sanders) (No.38, 1984)
'Turn Me Loose' (written by Vince Gill) (No.39, 1984)

Vince Gill's 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984), an extended play (EP), also included the following tracks:

'Don't Say That You Love Me" (written by Vince Gill and Emory Gordy Junior)
'Half a Chance' (written by Vince Gill)
'Til The Best Comes Along' (written by Vince Gill)

In 1984, Vince Gill's 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984), was re-issued by RCA Records, with the addition of tracks 'Waitin' For Your Love' (written by Vince Gill) and 'Livin' The Way I Do' (written by Vince Gill).

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984) included the following:

Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar)
Tony Brown (electric piano)
Hank DeVito and Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
Emmylou Harris, Carl Jackson, Janis Gill and Herb Pedersen (background vocals)
John Hobbs and Pete Wasner (piano)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Mike Porter (percussion)
Brent Rowan (electric guitar)

Vince Gill's 'Turn Me Loose' (RCA Records, 1984) reached No.64 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

Vince Gill: 1985

Vince Gill: 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985)

In 1985, Vince Gill saw the release of 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985), his first full album, which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'True Love' (written by Vince Gill) (No.32, 1985)
'If It Weren't For Him' (written by Vince Gill and Rosanne Cash) (No.10, 1985) / this track was a duet with Rosanne Cash
'Oklahoma Borderline', which was written by Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) (No.9, 1985)
'With You' (written by Vince Gill) (No.33, 1986)

Vince Gill's 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985) also included the following tracks:

'She Don't Know' (written by Vince Gill)
'Savannah (Don't You Ever Think of Me)' (written by Vince Gill)
'Colder Than Winter' (written by Vince Gill)
'Ain't It Always That Way' (written by Dave Loggins)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar)
Rosanne Cash (duet vocals on 'If It Weren't For Him')
John Catchings (cello)
Rodney Crowell, Janis Gill, Jennifer Kimball and Herb Pedersen (background vocals)
Sara Fogel, Jim Grosjean and Kris Wilkinson (viola)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
John Hobbs and John Barlow Jarvis (keyboards)
Connie McCollister, Ted Madsen, Laura Molyneaux and Betty Small (violin)
Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar)
Edgar Meyer (double bass)
Mike Porter (percussion)
Billy Joe Walker Junior (electric guitar)

Vince Gill's 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985) reached No.63 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1985.

Vince Gill: 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985) John Denver: 'Dreamland Express' (RCA Records, 1985)

Some vinyl pressings of Vince Gill's 'The Things That Matter' (RCA Records, 1985) mistakenly contained side one of John Denver's 'Dreamland Express' (RCA Records, 1985), which was also released in 1985 by the same record label.

Vince Gill: 1987

Tammy Wynette: 'Higher Ground' (Epic Records, 1987)

The highly acclaimed 'Higher Ground' (Epic Records, 1987) from Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) was released by Epic Records in 1987; the album was produced by Steve Buckingham and featured Vince Gill on background vocals on the track 'I Wasn't Meant to Live My Life Alone' (written by Don Schlitz and Paul Overstreet).

Vince Gill: 'The Way Back Home' (RCA Records, 1987)

In 1987, Vince Gill saw the release of 'The Way Back Home' (RCA Records, 1987), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Cinderella' (written by Reed Nielsen) (No.5, 1987)
'Let's Do Something' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.16, 1987)
'Everybody's Sweetheart' (written by Vince Gill) (No.11, 1988)
'The Radio' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.39, 1988)

Vince Gill's 'The Way Back Home' (RCA Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'The Way Back Home' (written by Vince Gill)
'Baby That's Tough', which was written by Vince Gill and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
'Losing Your Love' (written  by Vince Gill, Hank DeVito and Rhonda Fleming)
'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' (written by Paul Anka)
'Something's Missing' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'The Way Back Home' (RCA Records, 1987) included the following:

Carlos Vega (drums)
Leonard Arnold and Richard Landis (percussion)
Neil Stubenhaus and Steve Strauss (bass guitar)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass)
Phillip Aaberg and Randy Kerber (piano)
Richard Landis, Jim Lang and Alan Pasqua (synthesizer)
Vince Gill and Reed Nielson (acoustic guitar)
George Doering and Vince Gill (electric guitar)
Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar)
Vince Gill (Dobro, banjo, mandolin, lead vocals)
Byron Berline (fiddle)
Kristine Arnold, Rosanne Cash, Joe Chemay, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Dorsey, Kenny Edwards, Janis Gill, Vince Gill, Andrew Gold (Thursday 2 August 1951 - Friday 3 June 2011), Jim Haas, Emmylou Harris, Reid Neilson, Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Whitman (background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'The Way Back Home' (RCA Records, 1987) reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

Following the release of 'The Radio' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.39, 1988), Vince Gill left RCA Records' roster in favor of MCA Nashville Records where, in 1989, he saw the release of 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Nashville Records, 1989).

Vince Gill: 1988

Crystal Gayle: 'Nobody's Angel' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

Crystal Gayle recorded Vince Gill's 'Prove Me Wrong' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'Nobody's Angel' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).

Vince Gill: 1989

Vince Gill: 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989)

Following the release of 'The Radio' (No.39, 1988), Vince Gill's final single for RCA Records, he exited the label and joined the roster at MCA Records.

On Tuesday 14 November 1989, Vince Gill saw the release of his highly acclaimed 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Never Alone' (written by Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill) (No.22, 1989)
'Oklahoma Swing' (written by Tim DuBois and Vince Gill) (No.13, 1990) / this track was a duet with Reba McEntire
'When I Call Your Name' (written by Tim DuBois and Vince Gill) (No.2, 1990) / this track firmly established Vince Gill as a new force on the American country music scene and earned him his first CMA Award for 'Single of the Year' and his first Grammy Award for 'Best Male Country Vocal Performance' in 1990
'Never Knew Lonely' (written by Vince Gill) (No.3, 1990)

Vince Gill's highly acclaimed 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

'Sight for Sore Eyes', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Vince Gill
'Oh, Girl (You Know Where to Find Me)' (written by Vince Gill)
'Ridin' The Rodeo' (written by Vince Gill and Kostas)
'We Won't Dance' (written by Greg Trooper)
'We Could Have Been' (written by Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis)
'Rita Ballou', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's highly acclaimed 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989) included the following:

Kathie Baillie (background vocals on 'Sight for Sore Eyes' and 'We Could Have Been')
Eddie Bayers (drums, percussion)
Barry Beckett (piano on 'When I Call Your Name', organ on 'Sight for Sore Eyes'
Anthony Crawford (background vocals on 'We Won't Dance')
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocals, background vocals)
Emmylou Harris (background vocals on 'Rita Ballou')
Patty Loveless (background vocals on 'When I Call Your Name')
Reba McEntire (duet vocals on 'Oklahoma Swing')
Herb Pedersen (background vocals on 'Ridin' The Rodeo')
Randy Scruggs and Fred Tackett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Harry Stinson (background vocals on 'Oh, Girl', 'Never Knew Lonely' and 'Rita Ballou')
Billy Thomas (background vocals on 'Oh, Girl' and 'Never Knew Lonely')
Pete Wasner (keyboards)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)

Vince Gill's highly acclaimed 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989, and No.67 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1989.

Vince Gill's first album for MCA Records, 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989), was certified 'Platinum' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of more than one million copies.

Vince Gill: 1990

Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster & Bill Lloyd): 'Version of The Truth' (RCA Records, 1990)

Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster & Bill Lloyd) recorded Vince Gill's 'All Said & Done' (co-written with Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd) and included the track on 'Version of The Truth' (RCA Records, 1990).

Declining an offer from Mark Knopfler to join Dire Straits as a full-time member, Vince Gill went on to record 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1990), which also became a 'Platinum' certified album upon its release in 1991.

Vince Gill: 1991

Vince Gill: 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991)

On Tuesday 5 March 1991, Vince Gill saw the release of 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Pocket Full of Gold' (written by Brian Allsmiller and Vince Gill) (No.7, 1991)
'Liza Jane' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.7, 1991)
'Look at Us', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vince Gill (No.4, 1991)
'Take Your Memory with You' (written by Vince Gill) (No.2, 1992)

Vince Gill's 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'I Quit', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vince Gill
'The Strings That Tie You Down', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vince Gill
'If I Didn't Have You in My World' (written by Vince Gill and Jim Weatherly)
'A Little Left Over' (written by Vince Gill)
'What's a Man to Do' (written by Curtis Wright)
'Sparkle' (written by Jim Lauderdale and John Leventhal)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums, percussion)
Barry Beckett (piano, keyboards)
Richard Bennett, Larry Byrom and Mac McAnally (guitars)
Vince Gill (vocals, guitars, keyboards, synclavier workstation)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Tony King, Patty Loveless, Herb Pedersen and Billy Joe Walker Junior (background vocals)
Michael Rhodes and Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins and Pete Wasner (piano, keyboards)
Andrea Zonn (background vocals, fiddle)

Vince Gill's 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991, and No.37 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1991.

Mark O’Connor: 'The New Nashville Cats' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

It was also in 1991 when Vince Gill earned his first Country Music Associatio (CMA) 'Vocal Event of the Year' Award for his performance with Mark O’Connor & The New Nashville Cats (featuring Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner) on Mark O’Connor's 'The New Nashville Cats' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).

Vince Gill: 1992

Vince Gill: 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992)

On Tuesday 1 September 1992, Vince Gill saw the release of his quadruple-Platinum certified 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I Still Believe in You' (written by Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis) (No.1 for one week in September 1992)
'Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) (No.1 for two weeks in December 1992 / January 1993)
'No Future in The Past' (written by Vince Gill and Carl Jackson) (No.3, 1993)
'One More Last Chance' (written by Vince Gill and Gary Nicholson) (No.1 for one week in October 1993)
'Tryin' to Get Over You' (written by Vince Gill) (No.1 for one week in March 1994)

Vince Gill's 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'Nothing Like a Woman' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'Say Hello' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner)
'Under These Conditions', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vince Gill
'Pretty Words' (written by Vince Gill and Don Schlitz)
'Love Never Broke Anyone's Heart' (written by Vince Gill and Jim Weatherly)

The European version of Vince Gill's 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992) included the following additional tracks:

'Never Alone' (written by Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill) / this track was originally included on Vince Gill's 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989) and reached No.22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1989
'What's a Man to Do' (written by Curtis Wright) / this track was originally included on Vince Gill's 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991)
'Never Knew Lonely' (written by Vince Gill) / this track was originally included on Vince Gill's 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989)
'We Could Have Been' (written by Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis) / this track was originally included on Vince Gill's 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989)
'Liza Jane' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) / this track was originally included on Vince Gill's 'Pocket Full of Gold' (MCA Records, 1991) and reached No.7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992) included the following:

Bob Bailey, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton, Yvonne Hodges, Alison Krauss, Lou Reed (Monday 2 March 1942 - Sunday 27 October 2013), Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Harry Stinson and Billy Thomas (background vocals)
Richard Bennett and Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
John Barlow Jarvis (keyboards)
Delbert McClinton (harmonica)
Steve Nathan (Hammond B-3 organ)
Steuart Smith (electric guitar)
Carlos Vega (drums)
Pete Wasner (keyboards)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Andrea Zonn (fiddle, background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992) reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992, No.10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1992, No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1992, and No.45 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1992.

Reba McEntire: 'It's Your Call' (MCA Records, 1992)

On Monday 14 December 1992, Reba McEntire saw the release of 'It's Your Call' (MCA Records, 1992); the album included 'The Heart Won't Lie' (written by Kim Carnes and Donna Weiss) (No.1 for one week in April 1993), which was a duet with Vince Gill.

In 1992, Vince Gill co-hosted the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards for the first time, and continued to host 'Country Music’s Biggest Night' for twelve consecutive years, ending his run in 2003. Vince Gill not only set a record for the most times anyone has consecutively hosted a televised award show, but he set the bar for other television awards emcees with his respect for his peers and the audience, quick ad libs and gentle humour.

Vince Gill: 1993

Sweethearts of The Rodeo: 'Rodeo Waltz' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993)

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Gill) recorded Vince Gill's 'Jennie Dreamed of Trains', which was co-written with Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016), and included the track on 'Rodeo Waltz' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993).

Vince Gill: 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (MCA Records, 1993)

On Tuesday 14 September 1993, Vince Gill saw the release of his first Christmas album, 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (MCA Records, 1993), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' (written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin) (No.52, 1993) (No.54, 1994) (No.64, 1998)
'It Won't Be the Same This Year' (written by Vince Gill) (No.74, 1995)

Vince Gill's first Christmas album, 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (MCA Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'Do You Hear What I Hear?' (written by Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker)
'One Bright Star (This Christmas Night)' (written by John Jarvis)
'What Child is This?' (written by William Chatterton Dix)
'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie)
'I'll Be Home for Christmas' (written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram)
'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (written by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller) / this track was a duet with Vince Gill's daughter, Jenny Gill
'White Christmas' (written by Irving Berlin)
'Til The Season Comes Around Again' (written by Randy Goodrum and John Jarvis)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's first Christmas album, 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (MCA Records, 1993), included the following:

Bob Bailey, Kim Fleming, Donna McElroy, Jamie Robbins and Chris Rodriguez (background vocals)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Steve Gibson and Dean Parks (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Jenny Gill (duet vocals on 'Let There Be Peace on Earth')
Vince Gill (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano, synthesizer, keyboards)
Shane Keister (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica, harp)
Tom Roady (percussion)
Leland Sklar (bass guitar)
Carlos Vega (drums)
Gene Merlino Singers: Gene Merlino, John Bahler, Dick Bolks, Sally Stevens, Myrna Matthews, Melissa Mackey, Bobbi Page and Amick Byram (additional background vocals)
Marty Paich (string and vocal arrangements)

Vince Gill's first Christmas album, 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' (MCA Records, 1993), reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1993, No.14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1993, No.1 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart in 1993, and No.26 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1993.

Vince Gill: 1994

Vince Gill: 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994)

On Tuesday 7 June 1994, Vince Gill saw the release of 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994), which sold more than four million copies, and included six tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Whenever You Come Around' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) (No.2, 1994)
'What The Cowgirls Do' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.2, 1994)
'When Love Finds You' (written by Vince Gill and Michael Omartian) (No.3, 1994)
'Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn)' (written by Bill Anderson and Vince Gill) (No.4, 1995)
'You Better Think Twice' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.2, 1995)
'Go Rest High on That Mountain' (written by Vince Gill) (No.14, 1995)

Vince Gill's 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994) also included the following tracks:

'Real Lady's Man' (written by Vince Gill and Carl Jackson)
'If There's Anything I Can Do' (written by Vince Gill and John Jarvis)
'South Side of Dixie' (written by Vince Gill and Delbert McClinton)
'Maybe Tonight' (written by Vince Gill and Janis Gill)
'If I Had My Way' (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant)

The European version of Vince Gill's 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994) included the following bonus tracks:

'Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing', which was written by Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford (Sunday 4 May 1941 - Monday 22 August 2011) / this track was a duet with Gladys Knight and was also included on 'Rhythm, Country & Blues' (MCA Records, 1994)
'I Can't Tell You Why', which was written by Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley and Glenn Frey (Saturday 6 November 1948 - Tuesday 19 January 2016) / this track was also included on 'Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles' (Giant Records, 1993)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994) included the following:

Barry Beckett, John Barlow Jarvis, Steve Nathan, Matt Rollings and Pete Wasner (piano, keyboards, synthesizer)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Vince Gill (lead vocals, background vocals, guitar, mandolin)
Amy Grant, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Michael McDonald, Ricky Skaggs, Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Billy Thomas, Jeff White and Trisha Yearwood (background vocals)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Michael Omartian (accordion)
Milton Sledge and Carlos Vega (drums, percussion)
Michael Rhodes and Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Randy Scruggs, Steuart Smith and Billy Joe Walker Junior (guitar)

Vince Gill's 'When Love Finds You' (MCA Records, 1994) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1994, No.6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1994, No.2 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1994, and No.18 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1994.

Amy Grant: 'House of Love' (A&M Records, 1994)

Becoming an in-demand duet partner, Vince Gill sang with Amy Grant on 'House of Love' (written by Greg Barnhill, Kenny Greenberg and Wally Wilson), the title track from Amy Grant's 'House of Love' (A&M Records, 1994), which became a hit on adult contemporary radio stations.

Vince Gill: 1995

Perfect Stranger: 'You Have The Right to Remain Silent' (Curb Records, 1995)

Perfect Stranger recorded Vince Gill's 'Ridin' The Rodeo' (co-written with Kostas) and included the track on 'You Have The Right to Remain Silent' (Curb Records, 1995); the track was originally included on Perfect Stranger's 'It's Up to You' (Pacific Records, 1994).

Dolly Parton: 'Something Special' (Blue Eye Records / Columbia Records, 1995)

On Friday 11 August 1995, Dolly Parton saw the release of 'Something Special' (Blue Eye Records / Columbia Records, 1995), which included a duet version, featuring Vince Gill, of her signature song 'I Will Always Love You' (written by Dolly Parton); the track, which earned Vince Gill & Dolly Parton the Country Music Association (CMA) 'Vocal Event of the Year' Award in 1996, reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1996.

Vince Gill: 'Souvenirs' (MCA Records, 1995)

On Tuesday 21 November 1995, Vince Gill saw the release of 'Souvenirs' (MCA Records, 1995), a greatest hits collection, which included the following tracks:

'Never Alone' (written by Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill) (No.22, 1989)
'Never Knew Lonely' (written by Vince Gill) (No.3, 1990)
'When I Call Your Name' (written by Tim DuBois and Vince Gill) (No.2, 1990)
'Liza Jane' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen) (No.7, 1991)
'Look at Us', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vince Gill (No.4, 1991)
'Take Your Memory with You' (written by Vince Gill) (No.2, 1992)
'Pocket Full of Gold' (written by Brian Allsmiller and Vince Gill) (No.7, 1991)
'The Heart Won't Lie' (written by Kim Carnes and Donna Weiss) (No.1 for one week in April 1993) / this track was a duet with Reba McEntire
'Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) (No.1 for two weeks in December 1992 / January 1993)
'I Still Believe in You' (written by Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis) (No.1 for one week in September 1992)
'No Future in The Past' (written by Vince Gill and Carl Jackson) (No.3, 1993)
'Tryin' to Get Over You' (written by Vince Gill) (No.1 for one week in March 1994)
'One More Last Chance' (written by Vince Gill and Gary Nicholson) (No.1 for one week in October 1993)
'I Can't Tell You Why', which was written by Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley and Glenn Frey (Saturday 6 November 1948 - Tuesday 19 January 2016) / this track was an album track from 1994
'I Will Always Love You' (written by Dolly Parton) / this track, which was a duet with Dolly Parton, was also included on Dolly Parton's 'Something Special' (Blue Eye Records / Columbia Records, 1995) and reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1996

Vince Gill's 'Souvenirs' (MCA Records, 1995) reached No.3 on a greatest hits collection, which included the following tracks: Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995, No.11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1995, No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1995, and No.17 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1995.

Vince Gill: 1996

Sweethearts of The Rodeo: 'Beautiful Lies' (Sugar Hill Records, 1996)

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Gill) recorded Vince Gill's 'Pretty Words' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'Beautiful Lies' (Sugar Hill Records, 1996).

Vince Gill: 'High Lonesome Sound' (MCA Records, 1996)

On Tuesday 28 May 1996, Vince Gill saw the release of 'High Lonesome Sound' (MCA Records, 1996), an album of eclectic musical stylings, which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'High Lonesome Sound' (written by Vince Gill) (No.12, 1996)
'Worlds Apart' (written by Bob DiPiero and Vince Gill) (No.5, 1996)
'My Pretty Little Adrianna' (written by Vince Gill) (No.2, 1996)
'A Little More Love' (written by Vince Gill) (No.2, 1997)
'You & You Alone' (written by Vince Gill) (No.8, 1997)

Vince Gill's 'High Lonesome Sound' (MCA Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'One Dance with You' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'Down to New Orleans' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner)
'Tell Me Lover' (written by Vince Gill)
'Given More Time' (written by Vince Gill and Don Schlitz)
'Jenny Dreamed of Trains', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Vince Gill
'High Lonesome Sound' (written by Vince Gill) / this version of the track was recorded in a more bluegrass orchestration, backed by Alison Krauss & Union Station

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'High Lonesome Sound' (MCA Records, 1996) included the following:

Robert Bailey Junior, Lisa Bevill, Bekka Bramlett, Kim Fleming, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Nicole C. Mullen and Chris Rodriguez (background vocals)
Barry Bales, Leland Sklar (bass guitar)
Ron Block (banjo)
Vince Gill (lead vocals, background vocals, guitars, mandolin)
Jeff Guernsey (fiddle)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Alison Krauss (fiddle, background vocals)
Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Steuart Smith, Dan Tyminski and Billy Joe Walker Junior (guitars)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Carlos Vega (drums, percussion)
Pete Wasner (keyboards)
Jeff White (guitars, background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'High Lonesome Sound' (MCA Records, 1996) reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996, No.24 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1996, No.5 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1996, and No.43 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1996.

Vince Gill: 1997

Mark Chesnutt: 'Thank God For Believers' (Decca Records, 1997)

On Tuesday 23 September 1997, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of 'Thank God For Believers' (Decca Records, 1997), which included 'It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You)' (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston); the track featured background vocals from Vince Gill and Alison Krauss, and reached No.34 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in late 1997.

Vince Gill: 1998

Vince Gill: 'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998)

On Tuesday 11 August 1998, Vince Gill saw the release of 'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998), an album which was a return to hardcore country music, while chronicling the turmoil in Vince Gill's life, including the death of his father and the breakup of his first marriage.

'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998), which was one of Vince Gill's most critically acclaimed album releases, and his first to top the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'If You Ever Have Forever in Mind' (written by Vince Gill and Troy Seals) (No.5, 1998)
'Kindly Keep it Country' (written by Vince Gill) (No.33, 1998)
'Don't Come Cryin' to Me' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Neilsen) (No.27, 1999) / this track featured guest vocals from Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014)
'My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man' (written by Vince Gill) (No.27, 1999) / this track, which was a duet with Patty Loveless, was also included on Patty Loveless' compilation album 'Classics' (Epic Records, 1999)

Vince Gill's 'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'I Never Really Knew You' (written by Vince Gill)
'All Those Years' (written by Vince Gill)
'I'll Take Texas' (written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas)
'There's Not Much Love Here Anymore' (written by Vince Gill)
'Let Her In' (written by Vince Gill)
'The Hills of Caroline' (written by Vince Gill)
'Live to Tell it All' (written by Vince Gill and Sonya Isaacs)
'What They All Call Love' (written by Vince Gill)
'The Key to Life' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Stuart Duncan and Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Vince Gill (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Patty Loveless (duet vocals on 'My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man')
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)
Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar)
Bergen White (string arrangements, conductor)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Lisa Cochran, Michael Eldred, Jon Ivey, Marabeth Jordan, Lisa Silver, Dennis Wilson, Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, Liana Manis, Curtis Young, Shelby Lynne, Sonya Isaacs, Billy Thomas, Jeff White, Alison Krauss, Jeff White and Faith Hill (background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'The Key' (MCA Records, 1998) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998, No.11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1998, No.2 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1998, and No.25 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1998.

Vince Gill: 1999

Barbra Streisand: 'A Love Like Ours' (Columbia Records, 1999)

Vince Gill's status as an in-demand duet partner continued with his 1999 duet 'If You Ever Leave Me' (written by Richard Marx) with Barbra Streisand, which was included on Barbra Streisand's 'A Love Like Ours' (Columbia Records, 1999).

Vince Gill: 2000

Vince Gill: 'Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (MCA Records, 2000)

In 2000, Vince Gill married singer Amy Grant and, on Tuesday 18 April 2000, he saw the release of 'Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (MCA Records, 2000), which celebrated his new relationship, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (written by Vince Gill) (No.20, 2000)
'Feels Like Love' (written by Vince Gill) (No.6, 2000)
'Shoot Straight From Your Heart' (written by Vince Gill) (No.31, 2001)

Vince Gill's 'Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (MCA Records, 2000) also included the following tracks:

'One' (written by Vince Gill)
'For The Last Time' (written by Steve Diamond and Vince Gill)
'When I Look into Your Heart' (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant) / this track was a duet with Amy Grant
'The Luckiest Guy in The World' (written by Vince Gill and Michael Omartian)
'Little Things' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'Baby, Please Don't Go' (written by Vince Gill)
'Look What Love's Revealing' (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
'That Friend of Mine' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'Hey God' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (MCA Records, 2000) included the following:

Robert Bailey Junior, Bekka Bramlett, Beth Neilson Chapman, Kim Fleming, Thom Flora, Vicki Hampton, The Katinas, Leslie Satcher, Billy Thomas and Jeff White (background vocals)
Benny Garcia (electric guitar)
Vince Gill (banjo, 10-string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocals, background vocals)
Amy Grant (duet vocals on 'When I Look into Your Heart')
Barry Green (trombone)
John Hammond (drums, percussion programming)
Mike Haynes (trumpet)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
George Marinelli Junior (electric guitar, mandolin)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Steve Nathan and Michael Omartian (keyboards, piano)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Andrea Zonn (fiddle, viola, background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (MCA Records, 2000) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2000, No.39 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2000, and No.6 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 2000.

Vince Gill: 2001

Amy Grant & Vince Gill

On Monday 12 March 2001, Vince Gill and Amy Gill celebrated the birth of their daughter, Corrina Grant Gill.

Vince Gill: 2003

Vince Gill: 'Next Big Thing' (MCA Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 11 February 2003, Vince Gill saw the release of 'Next Big Thing' (MCA Records, 2003), his first solo-produced album, which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Next Big Thing' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John Hobbs) (No.17, 2002)
'Someday' (written by Vince Gill and Richard Marx) (No.31, 2003)
'Young Man’s Town' (written by Vince Gill) (No.44, 2003)
'In These Last Few Days' (written by Vince Gill) (No.51, 2004)

Vince Gill's 'Next Big Thing' (MCA Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

'She Never Makes Me Cry' (written by Vince Gill)
'Don't Let Her Get Away' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson)
'These Broken Hearts' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner)
'We Had It All' (written by Vince Gill)
'Real Mean Bottle' (written by Vince Gill)
'Whippoorwill River' (written by Vince Gill and Dean Dillon)
'The Sun's Gonna Shine on You' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'From Where I Stand' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John Hobbs)
'You Ain't Foolin' Nobody' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'Old Time Fiddle' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'Without You' (written by Vince Gill)
'Two Hearts' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'This Old Guitar & Me' (written by Vince Gill)
'In These Last Few Days' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'Next Big Thing' (MCA Records, 2003) included the following:

Al Anderson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar on 'Next Big Thing', 'Don't Let Her Get Away' and 'From Where I Stand')
Tom Britt (slide guitar on 'Next Big Thing')
Chad Cromwell (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocals)
Steve Herrmann (trombone)
John Hobbs (keyboard on all tracks, and string arrangement on 'Someday' and 'These Broken Hearts')
Jim Hoke (harmonica, accordion, autoharp)
Jim Horn (baritone saxophone, horn arrangement)
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (pedal steel guitar)
Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar)
Nashville String Machine (string section on on 'Someday' and 'These Broken Hearts')
Dean Parks (electric guitar)
Charles Rose (trumpet)
Pete Wasner (keyboards)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Kirk Whalum (alto saxophone)
Bekka Bramlett, Jenny Gill, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Kim Keyes, Michael McDonald, Leslie Satcher, Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Harry Stinson, Billy Thomas, Jeff White, Lee Ann Womack and Andrea Zonn

Vince Gill's 'Next Big Thing' (MCA Records, 2003) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003, and No.14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2003.

Vince Gill: 2004

Julie Roberts: 'Julie Roberts' (Mercury Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 25 May 2004, Julie Roberts saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Julie Roberts' (Mercury Records, 2004); two of the included tracks, 'Unlove Me' (written by Patrick Jason Matthews and Paul Overstreet) and 'The Chance' (written by Deanna Bryant and Liz Hengber) (No.47, 2004), featured Vince Gill on background vocals.

The Notorious Cherry Bombs: 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004)

In 2004, Vince Gill reunited with Rodney Crowell, Tony Brown, Richard Bennett and Hank Devito, as well as new additions Eddie Bayers, John Hobbs and Michael Rhodes, as The Notorious Cherry Bombs; the supergroup saw the release, on Tuesday 27 July 2004, of a self-titled album, 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'It’s Hard to Kiss The Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill) (No.47, 2004)

The Notorious Cherry Bombs' 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Let It Roll, Let It Ride' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill)
'If I Ever Break Your Heart' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Wait a Minute" (written by Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito)
'Making Memories of Us' (written by Rodney Crowell)

'Oklahoma Dust' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'Dangerous Curves' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill)
'Forever Someday' (written by Vince Gill)

'On The Road to Ruin' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Heart of a Jealous Man', which was written by Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004)

'Sweet Little Lisa' (written by Hank DeVito, Donivan Cowart and Walter Cowart)
'Let It Roll, Let It Ride' (reprise) (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in The Notorious Cherry Bombs' 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004) included the following:

The Notorious Cherry Bombs
Eddie Bayers (drums, percussion, background vocals)
Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, cavaquinho, six-string bass guitar)
Tony Brown (piano, keyboards, 'preaching')
Rodney Crowell (acoustic guitar, 'faux steel guitar', lead vocals, background vocals)
Hank DeVito (acoustic guitar, steel guitar, Dobro, background vocals)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, Dobro, lead vocals, background vocals)
John Hobbs (piano, keyboards, organ, background vocals)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar, background vocals)

Additional musicians
Jenny Gill (background vocals on 'Dangerous Curves')
Steve Herman (trumpet)
Jim Horn (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums on 'Let It Roll, Let It Ride' - reprise)
Mike Porter (tambourine on 'Let It Roll, Let It Ride' - reprise)

The Notorious Cherry Bombs' 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004) reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2004, No.135 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2004, and No.4 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart in 2004.

Vince Gill: 2005

Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn): 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005)

On Tuesday 30 August 2005, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005); one of the included tracks was 'Building Bridges' (written by Hank Devito and Larry Willoughby), which featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow, and reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in early 2006.

Vince Gill: 2006

Vince Gill: 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 17 October 2006, Vince Gill saw the release of 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006), a groundbreaking, four-CD set, which featured forty-three new recordings of diverse musical stylings.  Each album in the set explored a different musical mood: traditional country music, ballads, contemporary, up-tempo music and acoustic / bluegrass music.

Vince Gill's 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006) was released as a four-CD set as follows:

'Workin' on a Big Chill' (The Rockin' Record)

'Workin’ on a Big Chill' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and Leslie Satcher)
'Love’s Standing' (written by Vince Gill, Joe Henry and John Hobbs)
'Cowboy Up' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) / this track featured guest vocals from Gretchen Wilson
'Sweet Thing' (written by Vince Gill and Gary Nicholson)
'Bet It All on You' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson)
'Nothin’ For a Broken Heart' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson) / this track was a duet with Rodney Crowell
'Son of a Ramblin’ Man' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson) / this track featured guest vocals from Del McCoury Band
'Smilin’ Song' (written by Vince Gill) / this track featured guest vocals from Michael McDonald
'The Rhythm of The Pourin’ Rain' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) / this track featured guest vocals from Bekka Bramlett
'Nothin’ Left To Say' (written by Vince Gill and Billy Thomas)

'The Reason Why' (The Groovy Record)

'What You Don't Say' (written by Vince Gill, John Hobbs and Reed Nielsen) / this track featured guest vocals from with LeAnn Rimes
'The Reason Why' (written by Vince Gill and Gary Nicholson) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, was released as a single and reached No.28 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2006
'The Rock of Your Love' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and Leslie Satcher) / this track featured guest vocals from Bonnie Raitt
'What You Give Away' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Sheryl Crow, was released as a single and reached No.43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2006
'Faint of Heart' written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson / this track featured guest vocals from Diana Krall
'Time to Carry On' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner) / this track featured guest vocals from Jenny Gill
'No Easy Way' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'This Memory of You' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John Hobbs) / this track featured guest vocals from Trisha Yearwood
'How Lonely Looks' (written by Vince Gill and Beverly W. Darnell) / this track was released as a single in 2006, but it did not chart
'Tell Me One More Time about Jesus' (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant) / this track featured guest vocals from Amy Grant
'Everything & Nothing' (written by Vince Gill, Beverly W. Darnell and Kyle D. Matthews) / this track featured guest vocals from Katrina Elam
'Which Way Will You Go' (written by Vince Gill, John Hobbs and Reed Nielsen)
'These Days' (written by Vince Gill)

'Some Things Never Get Old' (The Country & Western Record)

'This New Heartache' (written by Vince Gill)
'The Only Love' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen)
'Out of My Mind' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and Leslie Satcher) / this track featured guest vocals from Patty Loveless)
'The Sight of Me Without You' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John Hobbs)
'I Can’t Let Go' (written by Vince Gill) / this track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski
'Don’t Pretend with Me' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and Leslie Satcher)
'Some Things Never Get Old' (written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and Tia Sellers) / this track featured guest vocals from Emmylou Harris
'Sweet Little Corrina' (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson) / this track featured guest vocals from Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014)
'If I Can Make Mississippi' (written by Vince Gill) / this track featured guest vocals from Lee Ann Womack
'Take This Country Back' (written by Vince Gill) / this track was a duet with John Anderson

'Little Brother' (The Acoustic Record)

'All Prayed Up' (written by Vince Gill)
'Cold Gray Light of Gone' (written by Vince Gill, Bill Anderson and Otto Kitsinger) / this track featured guest vocals from Del McCoury Band
'A River Like You' (written by Vince Gill, Randy Albright and Mark D. Sanders) / this track featured guest vocals from Jenny Gill
'Ace Up Your Pretty Sleeve' (written by Vince Gill and Mark Germino)
'Molly Brown' (written by Vince Gill and Jim Waggoner)
'Girl' (written by Vince Gill) / this track featured guest vocals from Rebecca Lynn Howard
'Give Me The Highway' (written by Vince Gill) / this track featured guest vocals from Del McCoury Band
'Sweet Augusta Darling' (written by Vince Gill)
'Little Brother' (written by Vince Gill)
'Almost Home' (written by Vince Gill) / this track was a duet with Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006) included the following:

John Anderson (duet vocals on 'Take This Country Back')
Eddie Bayers (drums)
Bekka Bramlett (background vocals on 'The Rhythm of The Pourin' Rain')
Tom Britt (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, gut string guitar, slide guitar)
Mike Bub (upright bass)
Tom Bukovac (electric guitar)
Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) (duet vocals on 'Almost Home')
Lisa Cochran, Wes Hightower, Sonya Isaacs, Kim Keyes, Gene Miller, William Reese 'Will' Owsley III (Sunday 6 March 1966 - Friday 30 April 2010), Jon Randall, Leslie Satcher, Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014) and Andrea Zonn (background vocals)
Jim Cox (Hammond B-3 organ)
Chad Cromwell (drums, tambourine)
Sheryl Crow (duet vocals on 'What You Give Away')
Rodney Crowell (duet vocals on 'Nothin' For a Broken Heart')
Charles Cushman (banjo)
Eric Darken (bells, chimes, percussion, tambourine, vibraphone)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Mark Douthit (tenor saxophone)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Katrina Elam (duet vocals on 'Everything & Nothing')
Buddy Emmons (Wednesday 27 January 1937 - Wednesday 29 July 2015) (steel guitar)
Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014) (duet vocals on 'Sweet Little Corrina')
Paul Franklin (Dobro, steel guitar)
Benny Garcia, Justin Niebank, Calvin Nowell, Desmond Pringle and Drea Rhenee (choir)
Jenny Gill (background vocals on 'Time to Carry On' and 'A River Like You')
Vince Gill (choir, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resonator guitar, guitar sound effects, mandolin, soloist, lead vocals, background vocals)
Carl Gorodetzky (concert master)
Amy Grant (duet vocals on 'Tell Me One More Time about Jesus')
Barry Green (trombone)
Emmylou Harris (duet vocals on 'Some Things Never Get Old')
Mike Haynes (trumpet)
John Hobbs (choir, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, Wurlitzer)
Jim Hoke (harmonica)
Jim Horn (baritone saxophone, horn arrangements)
Rebecca Lynn Howard (duet vocals on 'Girl')
John Hughey (Wednesday 27 December 1933 - Sunday 18 November 2007) (steel guitar)
Diana Krall (piano, duet vocals on 'Faint of Heart')
Alison Krauss (background vocals on 'The Reason Why' and 'I Can't Let Go')
Patty Loveless (background vocals on 'Out of My Mind')
Del McCoury (acoustic guitar, background vocals on 'Son of a Ramblin' Man', 'Cold Gray Light of Gone' and 'Give Me The Highway')
Rob McCoury (banjo on 'Son of a Ramblin' Man', 'Cold Gray Light of Gone' and 'Give Me The Highway')
Ronnie McCoury (mandolin on 'Son of a Ramblin' Man', 'Cold Gray Light of Gone' and 'Give Me The Highway')
Michael McDonald (duet vocals on 'Smilin' Song')
Doug Moffet (baritone saxophone)
The Nashville String Machine (strings)
Michael Omartian (horn arrangements)
Bonnie Raitt (duet vocals on 'The Rock of Your Love')
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar, upright bass)
LeAnn Rimes (duet vocals on 'What You Don't Say')
Steuart Smith and Billy Joe Walker Junior (electric guitar)
Billy Thomas (drums, background vocals)
Dan Tyminski (background vocals on 'I Can't Let Go')
Pete Wasner (Hammond B-3 organ, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer)
Jeff White (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Gretchen Wilson (duet vocals on 'Cowboy Up')
Lee Ann Womack (background vocals on 'If I Can Make Mississippi')
Trisha Yearwood (duet vocals on 'This Memory of You')

Vince Gill's 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006, and No.17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2006.

Vince Gill's 'These Days' (MCA Records, 2006) was nominated for two Grammy Awards, including 'Album of the Year' and won 'Best Country Album'.

Vince Gill: 2007

Gene Watson: 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007)

On Tuesday 25 September 2007, Gene Watson saw the release of 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007); one of the included tracks was 'Let Me Be The First To Go', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and featured background vocals from Vince Gill and Wes Hightower.

Gene Watson and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 14 December 2007

Gene Watson and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 14 December 2007

Vince Gill: 2008

George Jones: 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008)

On Tuesday 19 August 2008, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008), which was produced by Brian Ahern, Billy Sherrill and Keith Stegall.

George Jones: 'The Bradley Barn Sessions' (MCA Records, 1994)

George Jones' (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) was an album featuring duets never before released, including some tracks which were previously included on George Jones' duets album 'The Bradley Barn Sessions' (MCA Records, 1994).

George Jones' 'Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets' (Bandit Records, 2008) included 'Selfishness in Men', which was written by Leon Payne (Friday 15 June 1917 - Thursday 11 September 1969), and was a duet with Vince Gill.

Brad Paisley: 'Play' (Arista Records, 2008)

On Tuesday 4 November 2008, Brad Paisley saw the release of 'Play' (Arista Records, 2008); the album included 'Cluster Pluck', a track which featured Vince Gill, James Burton, Albert Lee, John Jorgenson, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner.

Vince Gill: 2009

Gene Watson and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 2 April 2009

Gene Watson and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday 2 April 2009

Vince Gill: 2010

Gene Watson with Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014) and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 19 March 2010

Gene Watson with Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014) and Vince Gill backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 19 March 2010

Vince Gill: 2011

Vince Gill: 'Guitar Slinger' (MCA Records, 2011)

On Tuesday 25 October 2011, Vince Gill saw the release of 'Guitar Slinger' (MCA Records, 2011), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Threaten Me with Heaven', which was written by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Dillon O'Brian and William Reese 'Will' Owsley III (Sunday 6 March 1966 - Friday 30 April 2010) (No.42, 2011) / this track received a nomination on the 54th Grammy Awards for 'Best Country Song' and also a nomination for 'Song of the Year' on the 47th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards

Vince Gill's 'Guitar Slinger' (MCA Records, 2011) also included the following tracks:

'Guitar Slinger' (written by Vince Gill)
'Tell Me Fool' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner)
'When The Lady Sings The Blues' (written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner)
'Who Wouldn't Fall in Love with You' (written by Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe)
'When Lonely Comes Around', which was written by Vince Gill, Amy Grant and William Reese 'Will' Owsley III (Sunday 6 March 1966 - Friday 30 April 2010)
'True Love' (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
'Bread & Water' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'Billy Paul' (written by Vince Gill)
'The Old Lucky Diamond Motel' (written by Vince Gill)
'If I Die' (written by Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe)
'Buttermilk John' (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill's 'Guitar Slinger' (MCA Records, 2011) included the following:

Eddie Bayers, Chad Cromwell and Rick Vanaugh (drums)
Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Bekka Bramlett, Sarah Chapman, Corrina Gill, Jenny Gill, Amy Grant, Sonya Isaacs, Kim Keyes, Gene Miller, Ashley Monroe, Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Sarah Siskind, Chris Stapleton and Jeff White (background vocals)
Tom Britt, Tom Bukovac and Andy Riess (electric guitar)
Dennis Crouch (upright bass)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Paul Franklin (Dobro, steel guitar)
Vince Gill (banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocals, background vocals)
Aubrey Haynie, Kenny Sears and Joe Spivey (fiddle)
John Hobbs (accordion, Hammond B-3 organ, piano)
David Hungate, Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
William Reese 'Will' Owsley III (Sunday 6 March 1966 - Friday 30 April 2010) (electric guitar, background vocals)
Russ Pahl (steel guitar)
Billy Thomas (drums, background vocals)
Pete Wasner (Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer)
Andrea Zonn (fiddle, background vocals)

Vince Gill's 'Guitar Slinger' (MCA Records, 2011) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2011, and No.14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2011.

Vince Gill: 2012

The Time Jumpers

Vince Gill is also a member of The Time Jumpers, a Western swing ensemble, which was formed in Nashville in 1998.

The Time Jumpers are an award-winning Western Swing band from Nashville, with two awards from the Association of Western Artists, one from the Western Music Association and two Grammy Award nominations.

This group of Nashville's studio elite, The Time Jumpers, had evolved from casual jam sessions at The Grand Ole Opry to performing on the main stage, and becoming the Monday night destination in Nashville.  As a band, they have been sought out to record with artists, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant Gill and John Anderson.

Their individual recording and performing credits cover virtually the entire history of country music, ranging from Slim Whitman (Saturday 20 January 1923 - Wednesday 19 June 2013) to Carrie Underwood, and their members have recorded extensively with artists in other genres, from Barbra Streisand to Megadeth.

Their combination of tight arrangements, soulful singers, brilliant soloists and an irresistibly swinging rhythm section have packed their weekly performances at Nashville's legendary Station Inn for close to ten years, drawing not only their peers, such as fellow recording musicians Glen Worf, Brent Mason, Reggie Young, Bob Moore and countless others, but an amazingly diverse array of stars, including Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010), Vince Gill, Amy Grant Gill, Jimmy Buffet, Reba McEntire, Robert Plant, BJ Thomas, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Luna Halo, Norah Jones, John Rich, Ronnie Dunn, Bonnie Raitt, Ronnie Milsap and Kelly Clarkson.

The Time Jumpers: 'The Time Jumpers' (Rounder Records / Decca Records, 2012)

In September 2012, Vince Gill joined The Time Jumpers and contributed five tracks to 'The Time Jumpers' (Rounder Records / Decca Records, 2012), which was released on Tuesday 11 September 2012; 'Faint of Heart' (written by Al Anderson and Vince Gill), 'The Woman of My Dreams' (written by Vince Gill), 'New Star Over Texas' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher), 'Three Sides to Every Story' (written by Vince Gill) and 'On The Outskirts of Town' (written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen).

Kelly Clarkson: 'Greatest Hits, Chapter One' (RCA Records / 19 Records, 2012)

On Friday 16 November 2012, Kelly Clarkson saw the release of 'Greatest Hits, Chapter One' (RCA Records / 19 Records, 2012), which included the track 'Don't Rush' (written by Blu Sanders, Natalie Hemby and Lindsay Chapman); the track, which was released as a single on Tuesday 30 October 2012, featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and reached No.23 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in late 2012.
Vince Gill has sold more than twenty-six million albums.

Vince Gill has earned eighteen CMA Awards, including 'Entertainer of the Year' in 1993 and 1994.

Vince Gill is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five) and is currently second only to Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history.

Vince Gill is a member of The Grand Ole Opry and has received twenty Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male country music artist.  An avid golfer, Vince Gill helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament ('The Vinny') in 1993 in order to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee.

Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Vince Gill is regarded as one of country music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career.

In August 2007, the Country Music Association (CMA) inducted Vince Gill as the newest member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.
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