Vince Gill is known as an American singer. He is most famous for being the lead singer of the country-rock band, Pure Prairie League.
Vince Gill was born on April 12, 1975, in Norman, Oklahoma. His parents are J. Stanley Gill and Jerene Gill. When Vince was a high school student, he was determined to become a golfer or a musician. Golf is his favorite sport and he enjoyed collecting memorabilia from the sport.
His father, an appointed authority, played banjo and guitar, and Vince had gotten skilled with both instruments by his high school years. He later included the fiddle, dobro, mandolin, and bass to his collection. In high school, Gill played in the band Mountain Smoke, which developed sufficient neighborhood notoriety to open a show for Pure Prairie League.
Vince graduated from high school in 1975 and moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to join the band Bluegrass Alliance, with whom he remained for a year. He played with Ricky Skaggs' Boone Creek before setting out for Los Angeles, where he joined fiddler Byron Berline's band, Sundance.
Gill has been married two times in his life. On April 12, 1980, he got married to Janis Oliver Gill. After eighteen years. they got a divorce on June 30, 1998. They ended up with one child.
Vince then got married to Amy Grant on March 10, 2000. Grant met Vince Gill in 1993 when he was still married to Janis Oliver. Even though they were both married at that point, the pair started a friendship that would at last lead to marriage. In 1997, Grant discovered that Gill had separated from his significant other, Oliver. Amy and Vince had a girl together named Corrina Grant Gill who was born on March 12, 2001.
Vince Gill gained popularity and commercial success as a frontman of the country-rock band, Pure Prairie League. He is equally successful as a solo artist. After he started his solo career in 1983, his demand increased in the music industry as a vocalist and guest vocalist.
Gill went on to record more than twenty studio albums. His 40 singles made the charts of Hot country songs on the U.S Billboard. He was able to sell more than twenty-four million albums. He was honored by the Country Music Association alongside 18 other awards. Altogether, 20 Grammy Awards went to his name and he was appointed into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Gill started his music journey by playing bluegrass music. He was offered to join the band called Dire Straits but he rejected the offer because he wanted to start his own solo career. In 1979, Vince Gill made his debut along with the country-rock band called Pure Prairie League. He went with a companion to try out for Pure Prairie League and they ended up employing him as their lead singer. During this time, he toured with the band as they performed songs from their album named Can’t Hold Back. He was known as the lead singer of the band’s hit song “Let Me Love You Tonight”.
|Birth Date:||12 Apr, 1957|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Northwest Classen High School|
|Spouse:||Amy Grant [M. 2000]|