Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Vince Gill: December 2012

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.


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 at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 19 March 2010

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 Gene Watson ‘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.


In 1975, after graduating from high school, 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, which was fronted by fiddle player, Byron Berline (Thursday 6 July 1944 – Saturday 10 July 2021).


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 single, ‘Let Me Love You Tonight’ (written by Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson and Steve Woodard), which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart 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 & Janis Oliver (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 Van Hoy) / 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 (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 Pure Prairie League in 1981, Vince Gill joined Rodney Crowell’s backing band, The Cherry Bombs, when he met and worked with Tony Brown and Emory Gordy Jr., 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 in order to pursue his dream of being a country music artist.


Sissy Spacek: 'Hangin' Up My Heart' (Atlantic Records, 1983)

It was also in 1983, when Sissy Spacek saw the release of her debut album, ‘Hangin’ Up My Heart’ (Atlantic Records, 1983), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Lonely But Only For You’, which was written by Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021), Rory Bourke and K.T. Oslin (Friday 15 May 1942 – Monday 21 December 2020) (No.15, 1983)

‘If I Can Just Get Through The Night’ (written by Peter Anders)
(No.57, 1984)

‘If You Could Only See Me Now’ (written by Keith Sykes)
(No.79, 1984)

Sissy Spacek’s debut album, ‘Hangin’ Up My Heart’ (Atlantic Records, 1983), also included the following tracks:

‘Hangin’ Up My Heart’ (written by Hank DeVito)
‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?’, which was written by Scotty Wiseman (Sunday 8 November 1908 – Saturday 31 January 1981)
‘He Don’t Know Me’ (written by Sissy Spacek)
‘This Time I’m Gonna Beat You To The Truck’, which was written by Susanna Clark (Saturday 11 March 1939 – Wednesday 27 June 2012)
‘Honky Tonkin’, which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953)
‘Old Home Town’ (written by David Pomeranz)
‘Smooth Talkin’ Daddy’, which was written by Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022) and Sissy Spacek

Personnel involved in the recording of Sissy Spacek’s debut album, ‘Hangin’ Up My Heart’ (Atlantic Records, 1983), included the following:

Lee Allen (saxophone)
Barbara Bennett, Rosemary Butler, Rosanne Cash and Linda Dillard (backing vocals)
Richard Bennett (electric 12-string guitar)
David Briggs (piano)
Hank DeVito (electric guitar, steel guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals)
Johnny Gimble (Sunday 30 May 1926 – Saturday 9 May 2015) (fiddle, mandolin)
Emory Gordy Jr. (bass, acoustic guitar)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (piano, synthesizer)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 – Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Tommy Morgan (harmonica)
Reggie Young (Saturday 12 December 1936 – Thursday 17 January 2019) (electric guitar)
Sissy Spacek (vocals)

Sissy Spacek’s debut album, ‘Hangin’ Up My Heart’ (Atlantic Records, 1983), reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.


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) disc, which was produced by Emory Gordy Jr., 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) disc, also included the following tracks:

‘Don’t Say That You Love Me” (written by Vince Gill and Emory Gordy Jr.)
‘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 two 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 Jr. (bass guitar)
Emmylou Harris, Carl Jackson, Janis Oliver and Herb Pedersen (background vocals)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) 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: '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 Oliver, 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 Jr. (bass guitar)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) 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 Jr. (Friday 29 February 1952 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (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 ‘Dreamland Express’ (RCA Records, 1985) from John Denver (Friday 31 December 1943 – Sunday 12 October 1997), which was also released in 1985 by the same record label.


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

In 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; the album was produced by Steve Buckingham, and featured Vince Gill, on background vocals, on ‘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 was produced by Richard Landis (1946 – Wednesday 17 May 2023), and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Cinderella’, which was written by Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014) (No.5, 1987)

‘Let’s Do Something’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(No.16, 1987)

‘Everybody’s Sweetheart’ (written by Vince Gill)
(No.11, 1988)

‘The Radio’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(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 (Friday 7 December 1956 – Tuesday 7 April 1998) (drums)
Leonard Lamar Arnold (1944 – Friday 25 September 2015) and Richard Landis (1946 – Wednesday 17 May 2023) (percussion)
Neil Stubenhaus and Steve Strauss (bass guitar)
Roy Huskey Jr. (Monday 17 December 1956 – Saturday 6 September 1997) (upright bass)
Phillip Aaberg and Randy Kerber (piano)
Richard Landis (1946 – Wednesday 17 May 2023), Jim Lang and Alan Pasqua (synthesizer)
Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014) (acoustic guitar)
George Doering and Vince Gill (electric guitar)
Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar)
Vince Gill (Dobro, banjo, mandolin, lead vocals)
Byron Berline (Thursday 6 July 1944 – Saturday 10 July 2021) (fiddle)
Kristine Arnold, Rosanne Cash, Joe Chemay, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Dorsey, Kenny Edwards, Janis Oliver, Vince Gill, Andrew Gold (Thursday 2 August 1951 – Friday 3 June 2011), Jim Haas, Emmylou Harris, Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014), 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielson (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014) (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).


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).


Anne Murray: 'As I Am' (Capitol Records, 1988)

Anne Murray recorded Vince Gill’s ‘I’m Losing Your Love’ (co-written with Kye Fleming and Hank DeVito) and included the track on ‘As I Am’ (Capitol Records, 1988).


Following the release of ‘The Radio’, Vince Gill‘s final single for RCA Records, which reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988, Vince Gill exited the label and joined the roster at MCA Records.


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

On Tuesday 14 November 1989, Vince Gill saw the release of ‘When I Call Your Name’ (MCA Records, 1989), which was produced by Tony Brown, and 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, which 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, featured guest vocals from Patty Loveless

‘Never Knew Lonely’ (written by Vince Gill)
(No.3, 1990)

Vince Gill‘s ‘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 ‘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 Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018) 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 ‘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, and was certified ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of more than one million copies.


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

On Tuesday 5 March 1991Vince Gill saw the release of ‘Pocket Full of Gold’ (MCA Records, 1991), which was produced by Tony Brown, and 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Jim Weatherly (Wednesday 17 March 1943 – Wednesday 3 February 2021)
‘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 Jr. (Friday 29 February 1952 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (background vocals)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) and Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) 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: 'I Still Believe in You' (MCA Records, 1992)

On Tuesday 1 September 1992, Vince Gill saw the release of his quadruple-Platinum certified album, ‘I Still Believe In You’ (MCA Records, 1992), which was produced by Tony Brown, and 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
‘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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Jim Weatherly (Wednesday 17 March 1943 – Wednesday 3 February 2021)

The European edition 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
 / 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 Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018) (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 (Friday 7 December 1956 – Tuesday 7 April 1998) (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); one of the included tracks was ‘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 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.


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

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Oliver) recorded Vince Gill‘s ‘Jenny 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 was produced by Tony Brown, and 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’, which was written by John Frederick Coots (2 May 1897 – Monday 8 April 1985) and James Lamont ‘Haven’ Gillespie (6 February 1888 – Friday 14 March 1975)
‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’, which was written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram (Thursday 21 November 1907 – Tuesday 1 January 1991)

‘Let There Be Peace On Earth’ (written by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller)
/ this track was a duet with Jenny Gill, Vince Gill’s daughter

‘White Christmas’, which was written by Irving Berlin (11 May 1888 – Friday 22 September 1989)

‘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 (Friday 7 December 1956 – Tuesday 7 April 1998) (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.


Roger Ballard: 'A Little Piece of Heaven' (Atlantic Records, 1993)

Roger Ballard recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Prove Me Wrong’ (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ (Atlantic Records, 1993).


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 was produced by Tony Brown, 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(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 Oliver)
‘If I Had My Way’ (written by Vince Gill and Amy Grant)

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

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, which was a duet with Gladys Knight, 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 (Friday 7 December 1956 – Tuesday 7 April 1998) (drums, percussion)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) and Willie Weeks (bass guitar)
Randy Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018), Steuart Smith and Billy Joe Walker Jr. (Friday 29 February 1952 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (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 American adult contemporary radio stations.


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 a 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
 (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.


James King: 'Lonesome & Then Some' (Rounder Records, 1995)
Vince Gill: 'When I Call Your Name' (MCA Records, 1989)

James King (Tuesday 9 September 1958 – Thursday 19 May 2016) recorded Vince Gill‘s ‘When I Call Your Name’ (co-written with Tim DuBois) and included the track on ‘Lonesome & Then Some’ (Rounder Records, 1995) / the original version of the track was recorded by Vince Gill, who included it on ‘When I Call Your Name’ (MCA Records, 1989); Vince Gill‘s version of the track, which reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1990, featured guest vocals from Patty Loveless, and earned Vince Gill his first Country Music Association (CMA) Award for ‘Single of The Year’, and his first Grammy Award for ‘Best Male Country Vocal Performance’.


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

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Oliver) 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 was produced by Tony Brown, and 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
‘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, and was 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 Jr., Lisa Bevill, Bekka Bramlett, Kim Fleming, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Nicole C. Mullen and Chris Rodriguez (background vocals)
Barry Bales and 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 Jr. (Friday 29 February 1952 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (guitars)
Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Carlos Vega (Friday 7 December 1956 – Tuesday 7 April 1998) (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.


Baillie & The Boys: 'Lovin Every Minute' (Intersound Records, 1996)

Baillie & The Boys recorded Vince Gill’s ‘You’re My Weakness’ (co-written with Kathie Baillie) and included the track on ‘Lovin Every Minute’ (Intersound Records, 1996); the track was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997, but it did not chart.


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); one of the included tracks was ‘It’s Not Over (If I’m Not Over You)’ (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston), which 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: '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), one of Vince Gill‘s most critically acclaimed album releases, was produced by Tony Brown, and was his first to top the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, and 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Neilsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
(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 (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (keyboards)
Randy Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018) (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.


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

In 2000, Vince Gill married singer Amy Grant.


On Tuesday 18 April 2000, Vince Gill 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
‘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 Jr., 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 Jr. (electric guitar, mandolin)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Steve Nathan and Michael Omartian (keyboards, piano)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Randy Lynn Scruggs (Monday 3 August 1953 – Tuesday 17 April 2018) (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.


Sonya Isaacs: 'Sonya Isaacs' (Lyric Street Records, 2000)

Sonya Isaacs recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Let’s Not Love Each Other Anymore’, which was co-written with Reed Neilsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014), and included the track on ‘Sonya Isaacs’ (Lyric Street Records, 2000).


Vince Gill & Olivia Newton-John: 'Tis The Season' (Hallmark Entertainment, 2000)

On Friday 1 September 2000, Vince Gill & Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022) saw the release of ‘Tis The Season’ (Hallmark Entertainment, 2000), which included the following tracks:

‘(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays’ / this track featured Vince Gill & Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)
‘Sleigh Ride’ / this track featured Vince Gill
‘Silver Bells’ / this track featured Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)
‘Deck The Hall’ / this track featured The Bradford Singers
‘The First Noel’ / this track featured Vince Gill
‘Avé Maria’ / this track featured Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)
‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ / this track featured Vince Gill
‘Away In A Manger’ / this track featured Vince Gill & Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)
‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ / this track featured The Bradford Singers
‘What Child Is This?’ / this track featured Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)
‘Silent Night’ / this track featured Vince Gill
‘O Holy Night’ / this track featured Olivia Newton-John (Sunday 26 September 1948 – Monday 8 August 2022)


Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 – Tuesday 4 October 2022) recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Table For Two’, which was co-written with Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004), and included the track on ‘Still Country’ (Audium Records, 2000); the track was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2001, but it did not chart.


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: '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 Songs Chart:

‘Next Big Thing’, which was written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
‘From Where I Stand’, which was written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019)
‘You Ain’t Foolin’ Nobody’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)
‘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 A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (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.


Con Hunley: 'Sweet Memories' (IMMI Records, 2003)

Con Hunley recorded Vince Gill’s ‘If You Ever Have Forever In Mind’ (co-written with Troy Seals) and included the track on ‘Sweet Memories’ (IMMI Records, 2003); the original version of this track was recorded by Vince Gill, who included it on ‘The Key’ (MCA Nashville Records, 1998); Vince Gill‘s version of the track reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1998.


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 A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) and Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023), 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 A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (piano, keyboards, organ, background vocals)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) (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.


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’, which was written by Hank Devito and Larry Willoughby (Friday 24 February 1950 – Friday 15 January 2021), and featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow, reaching No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in early 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:

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

‘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’, which was written by Vince Gill, Joe Henry and John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019)

‘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)

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

‘The Reason Why’
(The Groovy Record)

‘What You Don’t Say’, which was written by Vince Gill, John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014) / this track featured guest vocals from 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’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)


‘This Memory of You’, which was written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019)
 / 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’, which was written by Vince Gill, John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)


‘These Days’ (written by Vince Gill)

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

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

‘This New Heartache’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘The Only Love’, which was written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)

‘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’, which was written by Vince Gill, Al Anderson and John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019)


‘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

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

‘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 (Monday 7 May 1956 – Saturday 9 May 2020), 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 A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (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 (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) (bass guitar, upright bass)
LeAnn Rimes (duet vocals on ‘What You Don’t Say’)
Steuart Smith and Billy Joe Walker Jr. (Friday 29 February 1952 – Tuesday 25 July 2017) (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), which reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006, and No.17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2006, was nominated for two Grammy Awards, including ‘Album of The Year’ and won ‘Best Country Album’.


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

Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 August 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023) recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ and included the track on ‘Bluegrass Melodies’ (Rounder Records, 2007) / the original version of this track was recorded by Vince Gill, who included it on ‘When Love Finds You’ (MCA Records, 1994); Vince Gill’s version of the track reached No.14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.


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


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: 'Next Big Thing & Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye' (Hump Head Country / Wrasse Records, 2008)

On Monday 18 February 2008, England’s Hump Head Country / Wrasse Records released Vince Gill‘s ‘Next Big Thing’ (MCA Records, 2003), along with Vince Gill‘s ‘Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye’ (MCA Records, 2000), as a special ‘2-on-1’ CD set.


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 (Thursday 5 November 1936 – Tuesday 4 August 2015) 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.


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

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

Karen Lynne: 'Heart Songs, Laugh Lines' (Shoestring Records, 2011)

Karen Lynne recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Jenny Dreamed of Trains’, which was co-written with Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 – Tuesday 17 May 2016), and included the track on ‘Heart Songs, Laugh Lines’ (Shoestring Records, 2011).


LeAnn Rimes: 'Lady & Gentlemen' (Curb Records, 2011)

LeAnn Rimes recorded Vince Gill’s ‘When I Call Your Name’ (co-written with Tim DuBois) and included the track on ‘Lady & Gentlemen’ (Curb Records, 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 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 A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (accordion, Hammond B-3 organ, piano)
David Hungate, Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) 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.


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, The Time Jumpers have been sought out to record with a number of 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 (Saturday 12 December 1936 – Thursday 17 January 2019), Bob Moore (Wednesday 30 November 1932 – Wednesday 22 September 2021) 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 (Friday 7 August 1942 – Saturday 29 May 2021), 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’ self-titled album, ‘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)
‘On The Outskirts of Town’, which was written by
Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen (1950 – Saturday 15 November 2014)


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); one of the included tracks was ‘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, and featured guest vocals from Vince Gill, reaching No.23 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in late 2012.


Bonnie Tyler: 'Rocks and Honey' (ZYX Music, Labrador Music, AXR Music, Celtic Swan Recordings, Warner Bros. Records, 2013)

On Friday 8 March 2013, Bonnie Tyler saw the release of ‘Rocks and Honey’ (ZYX Music, Labrador Music, AXR Music, Celtic Swan Recordings, Warner Bros. Records, 2013); one of the included tracks was ‘What You Need For Me’ (written by Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander), which was a duet with Vince Gill.


Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: 'Bakersfield' (MCA Nashville Records, 2013)

On Tuesday 30 July 2013, Vince Gill & Paul Franklin saw the release of ‘Bakersfield’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2013), a tribute album to Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), which was produced by Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, and included the following tracks:

‘Foolin’ Around’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) and Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) / the original version of this track was recorded by Buck Owens, who included it on ‘Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard’ (Capitol Records, 1961); Buck Owens’ version of this track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1961

‘Branded Man’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘Branded Man / I Threw Away The Rose’ (Capitol Records, 1967); Merle Haggard‘s version of this track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967

‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) / the original version of this track was recorded by Buck Owens, who included it on ‘Together Again / My Heart Skips A Beat’ (Capitol Records, 1964); Buck Owens’ version of this track reached No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1964

‘The Bottle Let Me Down’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down’ (Capitol Records, 1966); Merle Haggard‘s version of this track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966

‘He Don’t Deserve You Anymore’, which was written by Arty Lange and Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) / the original version of this track was recorded by Buck Owens, who included it on ‘Roll Out The Red Carpet’ (Capitol Records, 1966)

‘I Can’t Be Myself’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘Hag’ (Capitol Records, 1971); Merle Haggard‘s version of this track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970

‘Nobody’s Fool But Yours’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) / the original version of this track was recorded by Buck Owens, who included it on ‘You’re For Me’ (Capitol Records, 1962); Buck Owens’ version of this track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1962

‘Holding Things Together’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album’ (Capitol Records, 1974).  Contrary to the album’s title, this was Merle Haggard‘s 17th studio album; the number 30 included his six collaborative albums (one with Bonnie Owens, and five instrumental albums with The Strangers), three ‘live’ albums, one ‘live’ gospel album, one Christmas album, and two greatest hits compilations up to 1974

‘But I Do’, which was written by Tommy Collins (Sunday 28 September 1930 – Tuesday 14 March 2000) / the original version of this track was recorded by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), who included it on ‘Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins’ (Capitol Records, 1963)

‘The Fightin’ Side of Me’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016) / the original version of this track was recorded by Merle Haggard, who included it on ‘The Fightin’ Side of Me’ (Capitol Records, 1970); Merle Haggard‘s version of the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for three weeks in March / April 1970

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s ‘Bakersfield’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2013) included the following:

Brad Albin (upright bass)
Larry Franklin, Kenny Sears and Joe Spivey (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals)
John A. Hobbs (Saturday 11 February 1928 – Wednesday 12 June 2019) (keyboards, piano)
Greg Morrow (drums)
Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 – Thursday 11 December 2014) (background vocals)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar)

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s ‘Bakersfield’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2013) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2013, and No.25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2013.


William Shatner: 'Ponder The Mystery' (Cleopatra Records, 2013)

On Tuesday 8 October 2013, William Shatner saw the release of ‘Ponder The Mystery’ (Cleopatra Records, 2013); one of the included tracks was ‘Imagine Things’, which featured guest vocals from Vince Gill.


John Conlee: 'Classics 2' (Rose Colored Records, 2015)

John Conlee recorded Vince Gill’s ‘Bread & Water’ (co-written with Leslie Satcher) and included the track on ‘Classics 2’ (Rose Colored Records, 2015).


Vince Gill: 'Down To My Last Bad Habit' (MCA Nashville Records, 2016)

On Friday 12 February 2016, Vince Gill saw the release of ‘Down To My Last Bad Habit’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2016), which was produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

‘Take Me Down’ (written by Vince Gill, Jillian Jacqueline and Richard Marx) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Little Big Town, was released as a single on Monday 1 February 2016, but it did not chart

‘Me & My Girl’ (written by Vince Gill)
 / this track was released as a single on Monday 8 August 2016, but it did not chart

Vince Gill‘s ‘Down To My Last Bad Habit’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2016) also included the following tracks:

‘Reasons For The Tears I Cry’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘Down To My Last Bad Habit’ (written by Vince Gill and Al Anderson)
‘Like My Daddy Did’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘Make You Feel Real Good’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘I Can’t Do This’ (written by Vince Gill, Catt Gravitt and Brennin Hunt)
‘My Favorite Movie’ (written by Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe)

‘One More Mistake I Made’ (written by Vince Gill and Adriana Rozario)
/ this track featured guest vocals from Chris Botti

‘I’ll Be Waiting For You’ (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
/ this track featured guest vocals from Cam

‘When It’s Love’ (written by Vince Gill and Richard Marx)

‘Sad One Comin’ On (A Song For George Jones)’ (written by Vince Gill)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill‘s ‘Down To My Last Bad Habit’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2016) included the following:

Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar)
Chris Botti (trumpet)
Bekka Bramlett, Karen Fairchild, Corrina Gill, Ellie Holcomb, Kim Keyes, Alison Krauss, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, Jenny Van Valkenburg, Jimi Westbrook and Charlie Worsham (backing vocals)
Tom Bukovac (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Fred Eltringham and Steve Jordan (drums, percussion)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar)
Vince Gill (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin)
Tony Harrell (accordion, Hammond B3, piano, Wurlitzer)
Dann Huff and Dean Parks (electric guitar)
Kirk ‘Jelly Roll’ Johnson (harmonica)
Charlie Judge (Hammond B3, keyboards, synthesizer)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) and Willie Weeks (bass)
Pete Wasner (Wurlitzer)
Reese Wynans (Hammond B3)

Vince Gill‘s ‘Down To My Last Bad Habit’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2016) reached No.50 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart in 2016, No.5 on the United Kingdom Country Albums Chart in 2016, No.35 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2016, and No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2016.


John Prine: 'For Better, Or Worse' (Oh Boy Records, 2016)

On Friday 16 September 2016, John Prine (Thursday 10 October 1946 – Tuesday 7 April 2020) saw the release of ‘For Better, Or Worse’ (Oh Boy Records, 2016); one of the included tracks was Vince Gill‘s ‘Look At Us’, which was co-written with Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004), and featured guest vocals from Morgane Stapleton.


The Oak Ridge Boys: '17th Avenue Revival' (Lightning Rod Records, 2017)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Vince Gill’s ‘If I Die’ (co-written with Ashley Monroe) and included the track on ’17th Avenue Rival’ (Lightning Rod Records, 2017).


Vince Gill: 'Okie' (MCA Nashville Records, 2019)

On Friday 23 August 2019Vince Gill saw the release of ‘Okie’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2019), which was produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

‘A Letter To My Mama’ (written by Vince Gill and Dean Dillon) / this track was released as a single in 2019, but it did not chart

Vince Gill‘s ‘Okie’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2019) also included the following tracks:

‘I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘The Price of Regret’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘Forever Changed’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘An Honest Man’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘What Choice Will You Make’ (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
‘Black & White’ (written by Vince Gill and Charlie Worsham)
‘The Red Words’ (written by Vince Gill)
‘When My Amy Prays’ (written by Vince Gill)

‘Nothin’ Like A Guy Clark Song’ (written by Vince Gill)
 / this track, which was a tribute to Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 – Tuesday 17 May 2016), also namechecked Rodney Crowell

‘That Old Man of Mine’ (written by Vince Gill)


‘A World Without Haggard’ (written by Vince Gill)
 / this track was a tribute to Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016)

Vince Gill‘s ‘Okie’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2019) reached No.70 on the Swiss Albums Chart in 2019, No.71 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2019, and No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2019.


Yola: 'Walk Through Fire' (Easy Eye Sound, 2020)

On Friday 22 February 2020, Yola saw the release of ‘Walk Through Fire’ (Easy Eye Sound, 2020); one of the included tracks was ‘Still Gone’ (written by Bobby Wood, Dan Auerbach, Roger Cook and Yola), which featured guest vocals from Vince Gill.


Collin Raye: 'Scars' (BFD Records / Audium Records Nashville, 2020)

On Friday 20 November 2020Collin Raye saw the release of ‘Scars’ (BFD Records / Audium Nashville, 2020); one of the included tracks was ‘Rodeo Girl’ (written by Pat McLaughlin, David Ferguson and Collin Raye), which featured guest vocals from Vince Gill.


Sunny Sweeney: 'Married Alone' (Aunt Daddy Records / Thirty Tigers Records, 2022)

On Friday 23 September 2022, Sunny Sweeney saw the release of ‘Married Alone’ (Aunt Daddy Records / Thirty Tigers Records, 2022); one of the included tracks was ‘Married Alone’ (written by Hannah Blaylock, Josh Morningstar and Autumn McEntire), which featured guest vocals from Vince Gill.


Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: 'Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys' (MCA Nashville Records, 2023)

On Friday 4 August 2023, Vince Gill & Paul Franklin saw the release of ‘Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2023), which paid tribute to Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013) and his legendary backing band, which gave birth to a bunch of legends itself, The Cherokee Cowboys; the album included the following tracks:

‘One More Time’, which was written by Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included it on ‘Ray Price’s Greatest Hits’ (Columbia Records, 1961); Ray Price‘s version of the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1960 / this track was also recorded by Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 – Monday 16 July 2012), who included it on ‘Queen of Country Music’ (Decca Records, 1962) / this track was also recorded by Mel Tillis, who included it on ‘Heart Over Mind’ (Columbia Records, 1962) / this track was also recorded by Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 – Sunday 24 February 1991), who included it on ‘I’ve Got A New Heartache’ (Decca Records, 1963)

‘I’d Fight The World’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 – Friday 2 August 2002) / the original version of this track was recorded by Hank Cochran, who included it on ‘Hits From The Heart’ (RCA Victor Records, 1965); Hank Cochran‘s version of the track reached No.23 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965 / this track was also recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included the track on ‘Another Bridge To Burn’ (Columbia Records, 1966)

‘You Wouldn’t Know Love’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included it on ‘You Wouldn’t Know Love’ (Columbia Records, 1969); Ray Price‘s version of the track reached No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart in early 1970

‘Walkin’ Slow (& Thinking ‘Bout Her)’ (written by Bobby Bare and Lance Guynes) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included it on ‘The Same Old Me’ (Columbia Records, 1966)

‘The Same Two Lips’, which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 – Wednesday 8 December 1982) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included it on ‘Touch My Heart’ (Columbia Records, 1967)

‘Weary Blues From Waitin’, which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953) / the original version of this track was recorded, possibly in 1951, by Hank Williams, and reached No.7 on the country music singles chart in 1953

‘Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)’, which was written by Mel Tillis (Monday 8 August 1932 – Sunday 19 November 2017), Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013) and Wayne P. Walker / the original version of this track was recorded by Mel Tillis, who included it on ‘The Best Way I Know How’ (MGM Records, 1975)

‘Sweet Memories’, which was written by Mickey Newbury (Sunday 19 May 1940 – Sunday 29 September 2002) / the original version of this track was recorded by Willie Nelson, who included it on ‘Sweet Memories’ (RCA Records, 1979); Willie Nelson’s version of the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1979

‘Danny Boy’, which was written by Frederic Edward Weatherly (4 October 1848 – Saturday 7 September 1929) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included it on ‘Danny Boy’ (Columbia Records, 1967); Ray Price‘s version of the track reached No.9 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967, and No.60 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1967

‘Your Old Love Letters’, which was written by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys, who included it on ‘Western Strings’ (Columbia Records, 1965)

‘Healing Hands of Time’ (written by Willie Nelson) / the original version of this track was recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 September 1926 – Monday 16 January 2013), who included the track on ‘Another Bridge To Burn’ (Columbia Records, 1966)

Personnel involved in the recording of Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s ‘Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys’ (MCA Nashville Records, 2023), included the following:

Vince Gill
Paul Franklin
Tom Bukovac, Steve Gibson and Derek Wells (electric guitar)
Dennis Crouch (bass)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
John Jarvis (piano)
Greg Morrow and Jerry Roe (drums)
Wendy Moten and Andrea Zonn (harmony vocals)
Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023) (electric bass)
Eddie Stubbs (former Grand Ole Opry announcer and country music historian)


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.


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