With almost 40 years in the music business, Vince Gill sounds comfortable and cheerful with his life, chuckling at whim and speaking with a genuine smile.
The native Oklahoman has earned a wealth of awards – 20 Grammys, 18 Country Music Association Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards – and election in 2007 to the CMA Hall of Fame, but he’s as happy adding his notes in the background as he is taking center stage.
Calling last week from home in Nashville, Tenn., Gill reflected on his career, which began with bluegrass as a teen. He’ll play June 14 at the Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach.
We have the same kindness in our hearts for other people and for each other. … We make a good team.