Gill makes media rounds
Monday, October 24, 2011
– Vince Gill will make a series of national television appearances over the next few weeks to perform selections from "Guitar Slinger," his first new studio album in five years. The album-in both its standard and deluxe editions-is out today.
Gill's itinerary is:
Oct. 21 (week of ) - NPR's Mountain Stage Check local listings (Check out this show clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgV9PYBjBpQ )
Oct. 26 (Wednesday)-NBC's The Today Show
Oct. 27 (Thursday)-Fox Business channel's Imus In The Morning
Oct. 27 (Thursday evening)-Show at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City (Details at http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/live-from-home-with-vince-gill.) All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works' mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.
Oct. 29 (Saturday)-CBS-TV's The Early Show
Nov. 9 (Wednesday) -45th Annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC
Nov. 10 (Thursday) - Taping the CMA Country Christmas on ABC (airdate TBA)
Nov. 16 (Wednesday) - NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Nov. 16 (Wednesday evening)-Show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. This marks Gill's return to the venue where he first gained prominence as an artist.
Nov. 17 (Thursday) - ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Nov. 25 (Friday)-CMT's Crossroads featuring Vince Gill and Sting (See local listings for times).
Nov. (airdate TBA) - GAC will premier Backstory: Vince Gill
Dec. 3 (Saturday)-Gill rides as Grand Marshall in Nashville's 59th annual Christmas parade.
Threaten Me With Heaven,, the first single from Guitar Slinger." Gill's last album, the 4-CD "These Day"s set, debuted in 2005 and went on to win a best country album Grammy.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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