Vince Gill began his country music career over 40 years ago with country-rock group Pure Prairie League in the 1970s. He began his life as a solo artist in 1983 and since then, the country singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has certainly made his place in country music history.
Vince Gill has sold over 26 million albums. As of 2017, he has won 21 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country music artist. The Country Music Association has honored him with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year trophies and five Male Vocalist Awards.
He has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1991 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary in 2016 with a tribute show and was also inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk by Joe Walsh of the Eagles the same year.
With numerous hits on the charts, like “When I Call Your Name,” “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” “I Still Believe in You,” “One More Last Chance,” “Look at Us,” and “Whenever You Come Around,” it’s no wonder why Vince Gill is and has been such a sought-after guest vocalist and duet partner.
This is truly one show you don’t want to miss.
Vince Gill was born on April 12, 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma. He lived there until 1975 with his mother, father, and half-brother, Bob Coen, who Gill always considered his full brother. His father, J. Stanley Gill, was a lawyer and administrative law judge who also played in a country music band part-time. Once he saw Vince’s interest in country music he encouraged his son to pursue a career in it. Vince Gill’s father also encouraged him to learn to play banjo and guitar, starting Vince down a multi-instrumentalist path early on. Vince took his father’s advice. He learned how to play banjo and guitar as well as bass, mandolin, dobro, and fiddle.
In 1975, the fresh high school graduate moved to Louisville, Kentucky to join the band Bluegrass Alliance. From there, he did a short stint in Ricky Skagg’s Boone Creek band before moving to Los Angeles where he joined Sundance, a bluegrass band fronted by fiddler Byron Berline. In 1979, he hit the national scene as the front man of Pure Prairie League, and the rest, as they say, is history.
A Note for the Show
Due to the popularity of this show, American Music Theatre would like to suggest that you arrive at least 60 minutes before show time. This will ensure you have time to park, visit our concession stand, and find your seat without missing a beat of this incredible show.
If the AMT parking lot is full when you arrive, overflow parking is available across the street at Rockvale Outlets or a short walk away across the covered bridge.
Tickets are going fast for this amazing show. If you want to see Vince Gill at the American Music Theatre, get your tickets now!