About Vince Gill
With dozens of awards and tens of millions of albums sold, Vince Gill is one of the most decorated country music artists of all time.
∙ After releasing his 1984 solo debut, Turn Me Loose, Gill was named Top New Male Vocalist at that year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
∙ The title track of his double-Platinum breakthrough LP, 1989’s When I Call Your Name, earned him the first of his 21 Grammy Awards.
∙ Gill’s 1993 duet with Reba McEntire, “The Heart Won’t Lie,” is one of his defining songs, and he’s also collaborated with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, and Rosanne Cash.
∙ He’s won 18 Country Music Association Awards—including five straight Male Vocalist of the Year honors during the ’90s—and he hosted the CMA’s annual awards show from 1992 to 2003.
∙ More than a dozen of his LPs have reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and 1998’s The Key went all the way to No. 1.
∙ In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and five years later, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
∙ He once declined an offer from Mark Knopfler to join Dire Straits, but following the death of Glenn Frey in 2016, he accepted Don Henley’s invitation to join the Eagles on tour.
BORNApril 12, 1957