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Gill, Grant get in the holiday mood

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their sixth Christmas tour. The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Amy Grant & Vince Gill kicks off Dec. 7 in Baltimore and wraps with two shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium justy before the holiday.

"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 standards and newer seasonal fare.

Gill boasts three Christmas albums of his own: "Let There Be Peace On Earth," "Breath Of Heaven" and "Christmas Collection."

Tour dates are:

Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House

Dec. 8 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center

Dec. 9 Richmond, VA Richmond Landmark Theater

Dec. 10 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium

Dec. 11 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theater

Dec. 12 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center

Dec. 15 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre

Dec. 16 Evansville, IN The Centre

Dec. 17 Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium - Ball State

Dec. 19 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

Dec. 20-21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

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