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Gill sets Xmas tour with Grant

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their fifth Christmas tour in December. The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour kicks off Dec. 8 in Sarasota, Fla. and wraps with two shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium.

"Christmas audiences are special," said Grant. "They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It's a thrilling experience for both of us."

"These holiday tours have become our favorites," Gill said.

In their two-hour program, the husband-and-wife team will present cherished standards and newer seasonal fare as well as some of their biggest hits.

Tour dates are:
Dec. 8 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall / Sarasota, FL
Dec. 9 King Center For The Performing Arts / Melbourne, FL
Dec. 10 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall / Ft. Myers, FL
Dec. 11 Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater, FL
Dec. 13 Peace Center For The Performing Arts /Greenville, SC
Dec. 14 Durham Performing Arts Center / Durham, NC
Dec. 17 Crown Theatre / Fayetteville, NC
Dec. 18 War Memorial Auditorium / Greensboro, NC
Dec. 19 Cabarrus Arena / Concord, NC
Dec. 20 Fox Theatre / Atlanta
Dec. 21-22 Ryman Auditorium / Nashville,

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