Vince Gill

Vince Gill


4/12/1957, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Birth Name

Vincent Grant Gill


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Vince is a multiple Grammy award-winning American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Vince's album's were released as follows:
      1984: Turn Me Loose
      1985: Things That Matter
      1987: The Way Back Home
      1989: The Best of Vince Gill
      1990: When I Call Your Name
      1991: Pocket Full of Gold
      1992: I Never Knew Lonely
      1993: I Still Believe in You
      1993: Let There Be Peace on Earth
      1994: Vince Gill and Friends
      1995: Souvenirs
      1995: When Love Finds You
      1995: The Essential Vince Gill
      1995: Super Hits
      1996: High Lonesome Sound
      1997: Vintage Gill
      1998: The Key
      1998: Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection
      2000: Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
      2003: Next Big Thing
      2003: All American Country
      2003: Platinum and Gold Collection
      2006: These Days
      2006: Christmas Collection
      2007: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection

    • Vince won the CMA Award for single of the year in 1990, with the song, When I Call Your Name. Patty Loveless sang backup.

    • The Heart Won't Lie was a duet he did with Reba McEntire; it went #1 in 1993.

    • I Still Believe in You was Vince's first # 1 song.

    • Vince won the CMA award for 'Male vocalist of the year' in 1991 and 1992. In 1993 he won the CMA award for 'Entertainer of the year'.

    • Vince married country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts in 1980. The couple have one daughter, Jennifer Jerene Gill, born May 5, 1982. Vince and Janis separated in the mid-1990s and eventually divorced in June 1998. Vince then married Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in March 2000. They have one daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, born March 12, 2001.

    • Vince went solo in 1983.

    • Vince moved to Louisville in 1975.

    • Vince worked with Mountain Smoke while he was still in school.

    • Vince was the vocalist/lead guitarist for his own band at age 15.

    • Vince was a guitarist at age 10.

    • Vince was a member of Pure Praire League from 1979-1983.

  • Quotes

  • I grew up listening to Vince. I love his voice, songwriting, and musicianship. He is one of the all time greats in country music!

    Vince Gill is a true performer. He writes his own songs, he sings great, and he plays: guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, and fiddle so so so well!!! If there was a man who was born with too much tallent it was Vince. Can't believe someone can sing well , play well, host the CMA awards 11 times, and play golf!!!!!!! That's not fair!!!!! But I could listen to his music all day. And I think I have!!!! My top 5 Vince Gill songs of all time are:

    #5: One More Last Chance

    #4: When Love Finds You

    #3: If You Ever Had Forever In Mind

    #2: A Little More Love

    and of course

    the best Vinny song of all time:

    "I Still Believe In You"

    He wrote it after a fight with his first wife Janis. It is a beautiful testiment of love and loyality and sticking by the one you love when the times get tough. His songs show many sides. The funny upbeat side of love. The pain and loss of being rejected. He is tradtional country, bluegrass, rock, and a touch of soul. Vince Gill is the greatest male singer of my generation in my book. Sorry Garthmoreless