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Vince Gill is an American country
music musician, songwriter and singer. Vince Gill hosted the
CMA Awards every year from 1992 to 2003. In 2004 he received a Grammy
Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and in 1997, Vince
Gill was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Vince Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma and learned to play several instruments, including banjo and guitar before he started high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. After he graduated, Vince Gill played in a number of bluegrass bands. He debuted on the national scene with the country rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band's album Can't Hold Back. Vince Gill is the lead singer on the band's biggest hit song, "Let Me Love You Tonight" (1980), which he was still performing in concert years later - thus, he said, confusing many fans who knew him only from his subsequent solo work.
Vince Gill appeared on two subsequent albums along with his then current wife, Janice Gill, before signing as a solo with RCA Records in 1983. He first charted while on that label. In 1989, Vince Gill switched to MCA Records where he recorded his breakthrough hit "When I Call Your Name". His 1998 album, The Key, received great critical acclaim, and is considered by some to be among the best country music albums ever released. His other albums include Next Big Thing (2003) and Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye (2000).
Dire Straits' leader Mark Knopfler was a fan of Vince Gill's, and had asked him to join the band full time. Vince Gill turned down the invitation but did sing backup on one song ("The Bug") from Dire Straits' album On Every Street. Vince Gill has also sung duets with numerous artists, including Dolly Parton ("I Will Always Love You"), Reba McEntire ("The Heart Won't Lie"), Amy Grant ("House of Love") and Barbra Streisand ("If You Ever Leave Me"). His other credits as a backup vocalist have included "Girls With Guitars" by Wynonna Judd (written by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, who, coincidentally, had a country hit with her cover of "The Bug") and "Nothing Left Behind Us" by Richard Marx.