|Vince Gill, the singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded more than 17 studio albums, sold more than 26 million copies and won 20 Grammys® and 18 CMA® Awards including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994, will perform one night only, Thursday January 24th at 7 pm at the Sunrise Theatre.
Vincent Grant Gill was born April 12, 1957 in Norman, Okla. His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did along with bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. While in high school, he performed in the bluegrass band Mountain Smoke, which built a strong local following and opened a concert for Pure Prairie League.
Since 1983, when Gill signed with RCA Records and released his first mini-album Turn Me Loose, featuring his first charting solo single, “Victim of Life’s Circumstance,” Gill has been setting records, and setting hearts on fire with his charismatic, charming, angelic voice.
He is tied with George Strait for having won the most consecutive CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), is the only songwriter to win Song of the Year four times , and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history.
In August of 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill as the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.
An avid golfer, he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) in 1993 in order to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Gill is regarded as one of Country Music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career.