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Vince Gill to release four-CD collection in October

Thursday, June 29, 2006 – Vince Gill will release a four-CD, 43-song set, "These Days," in October, featuring the likes of Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Rodney Crowell, Phil Everly, the Del McCoury Band and Emmylou Harris. The collection, due Oct. 17, includes traditional country, bluegrass, jazz and rock. "I started looking at all these songs I had," Gill said, "and going, 'Shoot, I want to record that song, and I want to record that song.' I just kept checking with the other musicians to see if they were available. I had no deadlines, no rules or anything like that. So I just kept trying songs."

"I never try to fill up my records with famous people," Gill says. "I try to fill them up with the most talented people I can find on the face of the earth." Others on the discs include John Anderson, Lee Ann Womack, daughter Jenny Gill, wife Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Guy Clark, Trisha Yearwood, Bekka Bramlett, Michael McDonald, and steel-guitar master Buddy Emmons.

Gill initially planned to release a single album, but in one of the studios he used, he saw Beatles memorabilia and remembered they regularly released multiple albums within the same year.

Gill broached the idea to Luke Lewis, Universal Music Group Nashville Co-Chairman, who totally supported the multiple releases idea. Lewis then told Gill to record more songs that explore his love of acoustic sounds and release a four-CD set.

He co-produced "These Days" with keyboardist John Hobbs and sound engineering whiz Justin Niebank.

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These Days CD review - These Days
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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