Monday, April 27, 2009

Vince Gill in WI

Everyone should see him if they can.
Despite selling 26 million albums, earning 18 Country Music Association Awards and 19 Grammys and being inducted in 2007 into the CMA's Country Music Hall of Fame, he is truly grateful to have a collection of songs people know.

"I never thought that might happen for me," said the 52-year old singer, songwriter and guitarist. "I spent a lot of years struggling and making records that didn't do very well. So it was really gratifying over the years to see songs do well, have songs be familiar to people and have them know the words."

Fans will be singing along to such songs as "Never Knew Lonely," "I Still Believe in You" and "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" when Gill takes the stage at the Weidner Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Green Bay.

Gill takes performing in concert seriously.

"It's as much about showing the people that pay their hard-earned money for a ticket a good time as it is to be self-indulgent and only sing what you want to sing," he said. "So it's always trying to strike that right chord, the right combination of familiar stuff and something that's new that they might like. It's hard to always choose right, but I've been lucky."

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