Vince Gill At Grand Ole Opry
Vince Gill is easily among the most prolific and successful country artists. A talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Gill began his professional music career as frontman for the country band Pure Prairie League. He went solo in 1983 and has recorded more than 20 studio albums.
Gill grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, where he played with several bands as a teen. His father, a sometime musician, encouraged his son to pursue a career in music. Gill learned to play several instruments: guitar, banjo, dobro, and mandolin. Vince Gill is in high demand among artist from all genres as a collaborator and duet partner. He's worked with Daughtry, Bonnie Tyler, Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, Joe Bonamassa, Dire Straits, Ricky Skaggs, Reba McEntire, and many others. More than 40 of Gill's songs have charted as Billboard's Hot Country Songs, including “If You Ever Have Forever in Mind,” “Pocket Full of Gold,” “No Future in the Past,” “Liza Jane,” “Cinderella,” and “Oklahoma Borderline.”
Not only has Gill won 18 CMA Awards, two for Entertainer of the Year and five for Male Vocalist, but he hosted the CMA Awrad ceremony for a record-setting 12 years. Gill has also received 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country artist. Gill is also a noted philanthropist, having participated in hundreds of charitable events in the course of his career. He's also shared his love of golfing with Tennessee kids by founding youth golf clubs across the state. Vince Gill is married to Christian singer Amy Grant.