Vince Gill stays busy, real busy
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
– Incoming Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill won't be sitting still this month between a slew of appearances in New York and Nashville, including stops at NBC-TV, the Nokia Theater Times Square, the Grand Ole Opry, the Medallion ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium and RFD-TV.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Gill joins Jewel, Trisha Yearwood and Patty Griffin at the Nokia Theater Times Square for an "All For The Hall" fundraiser to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Actor, director and novelist Ethan Hawke will host the event. A live auction is included. Gill is now in his sixth term as president of the Hall of Fame's board of officers and trustees.
Gill and his wife and fellow artist Amy Grant will be jointly profiled Saturday, Oct. 13, on NBC-TV's Weekend Today. Grant will spotlight her "Greatest Hits" album and her latest book, "Mosaic: Pieces Of My Life So Far."
It's back to the country on Monday, Oct. 22 as Gill visits RFD-TV to chat with his fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Ralph Emery, on the show Ralph Emery Live.
A Grand Ole Opry member since 1991, Vince will recall the thrill of becoming a part of that revered musical institution when he welcomes MCA Records labelmate Josh Turner into the cast on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The next day, Sunday, Oct. 28, Gill will be one of the three guests of honor at the annual Medallion ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The private event pays tribute to new Hall of Fame members, who this year are Gill, Ralph Emery and Mel Tillis.
The following evening, Monday, Oct. 29, Gill and Tillis will journey to the Ryman Auditorium to perform for the 650 AM WSM 82nd Anniversary Listener Appreciation Concert. Emery will host.
At the CMA Awards show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Gill will be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to being nominated for Album of the Year, he is also in the running for Vocal Event of the Year (for "The Reasons Why," with Alison Krauss.)
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, fans can purchase the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 From Chicago DVD. The two-disc set includes six of Gill's performances: "Sweet Thing," "Country Boy" (with Albert Lee), "If It Makes You Happy" (with Sheryl Crow and Albert Lee), "Tulsa Time" (with Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and Albert Lee), "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" (with Willie Nelson and Albert Lee) and "On The Road Again" (with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Albert Lee).
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