Profession: Country Singer
Biography: Vince Gill is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as a solo artist and as a member of the country rock band Pure Prairie League. In his career, Gill has won 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male country artist.
Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Gill began playing guitar at the age of four and soon began taking guitar lessons. He was inspired to pursue a career in music after seeing Elvis Presley perform on television. Gill began his music career playing in local clubs and bars in the 1970s.
He was discovered by the country rock band Pure Prairie League, who recruited him to be their lead singer. Gill recorded three albums with the band, but left in 1979 to pursue a solo career.
Gill's first solo album, Turn Me Loose, was released in 1984. It was followed by the album The Way Back Home in 1986. Gill's popularity began to increase in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the release of the album When I Call Your Name, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Gill has continued to record and release albums throughout his career, including the album These Days in 2006, which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Born: April 12, 1957
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Age: 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries
- 2000-03-10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
- 1987-09-19 Farm Aid III held in Lincoln, Nebraska; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, and Joe Walsh
- 1991-10-03 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill win
- 1993-05-11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win
- 1993-06-07 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win
- 1993-09-29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
- 1994-05-03 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win
- 1994-10-05 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins
Biographies and Sources
- Past Farm Aid Concerts & Festivals - Farm Aid