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Vince Gill Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Opry Member with Two-Three Hour Shows Saturday Night

Amy Grant congratulates her husband Vince Gill on his milestone 25th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Amy Grant congratulates her husband Vince Gill on his milestone 25th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Multi-Grammy award winner and MCA Records Nashville recording artist Vince Gill celebrated his milestone 25thAnniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry® with two memorable shows ‪Saturday night, claiming “This is a pretty sweet night.” Gill, one of the Opry’s most beloved and frequent players, was inducted as an Opry member on August 10, 1991.

Gill celebrated the special night he claimed was “the best night ever” doing what he loves most- performing, collaborating and sharing the stage with family and close friends including Amy Grant, Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, The Time Jumpers, Ashley Monroe, Andrea Zonn, Bill Anderson, Jenny Gill, Paul Franklin, and Charlie Worsham. After opening the night with his classic hit “One More Last Chance,” an emotional Gill welcomed everyone saying,

“This evening is filled with people I hold more than dear. They have made my entire life.”

Gill and friends had so much fun reminiscing and playing music that the first show ran almost an hour over its two-hour schedule, treating the audience to almost three hours of music.

“Sorry we made you late,” Gill said to a packed audience at the top of the night’s second show.

“We were having a blast in here.”

The fun included both Amy Grant and Rodney Crowell joining in the ‪Saturday night tradition of dancing with the Opry Square Dancers.

Throughout the night, Gill’s friends and family told stories and reminisced. Daughter Jenny Gill told the audience of the time when she was in first grade and her dad finally got the call he had been waiting for– the Grand Ole Opry calling to invite him to make his Opry debut. However, he had to decline the long-awaited opportunity, saying he was already booked. He had promised Jenny he would accompany her on guitar on “You Are My Sunshine” for her school’s talent show. She remarked,

“It’s a great thing they called him back, don’t you think?”

Longtime friend Patty Loveless said before the two performed Gill’s iconic classics “When I Call Your Name,” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain,”

“It’s always been an honor to sing with Vince Gill.”

“Vince has truly become family to all of us at the Opry,” said Pete Fisher, Vice President and General Manager, Opry. “Like Mr. Acuff before him, his dressing room door is always open, and he’s often ready to pick one backstage and catch up with friends in the wings as well as to collaborate with them musically on the Opry stage.”

“It is obvious in watching clips from Vince’s Opry induction 25 years ago that Opry patriarch Roy Acuff was a big Vince Gill fan and that he was hoping Vince would help carry on the magic of the Opry for future generations,” added Fisher. “Though Roy died the next year, there is no doubt he would be proud tonight of all that Vince has accomplished and everything he has meant to Mr. Roy’s beloved show.”

Amy Grant congratulates her husband Vince Gill on his milestone 25th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Vince Gill celebrates 25th Anniversary with night of memorable collaborations with family and close friends during two three hour shows on Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry 

©2016 Grand Ole Opry Photos By: Chris Hollo


Keith Urban, Luke Bryan Play ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ From Vince Gill

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Vince Gill is country music legend and his musical talents affect just about everybody in Nashville.  As if we needed any proof some of our favorite country artists decided to figure out their “Vince Gill number.”

What is a “Vince Gill number” you ask?  Well it’s simple really…… the number of “degrees of separation” from Vince various artists have. It’s based on the popular “six degrees of separation” theory, which states any two people could meet through a total of 5 connections.

In other words, Keith Urban’s Vince Gill number is 1 — meaning he’s been in the same room with Vince (and in Keith’s case, knows him personally). Hilariously, Keith takes it a step further, suggesting he may have possibly married Vince.

Luke Bryan, on other hand, is three degrees away from Vince. Where do artists like Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town land? Watch the video to find out.

Kacey Musgraves Joins Country Music Hall of Fame’s All for the Hall LA Benefit Concert

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Kacey Musgraves and Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joe Walsh have been added to the lineup for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit concert. On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, at The Novo by Microsoft, Musgraves and Walsh will join  Chris Stapleton, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Taylor and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill in an intimate, guitar-pull format performance.

Concert tickets for balcony seating for the performance will go on sale on Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets are priced at $125, $95, $65, and $49.50 and can be purchased at A limited number of VIP tables are on sale now and available for purchase at $5,000 and $10,000 levels. More details on balcony tickets and VIP tickets and benefits can be found a To purchase VIP tickets or for more information, contact Rachel Shapiro at 615-416-2069 or

Attendees of All for the Hall Los Angeles will have the rare opportunity to witness award-winning, critically acclaimed artists partake in a southern tradition known as the guitar pull, in which a small group of artists takes turns presenting their songs while the other artists look on or add harmony and instrumentation. Some of the most legendary guitar pull sessions were hosted by Johnny and June Carter Cash. All for the Hall Los Angeles participants will decide what to sing in the spur-of-the-moment, no-set-list show, as they casually swap songs and stories during this one-of-a-kind event.

Grand Ole Opry Stars Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and More to Align For a Full Week of Two-show Nights


Grand Ole Opry stars are aligning for a full week of two-show nights next month. The Opry fun is set to run on regular Opry show nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) August 10 – 16.

Before kicking off the fall leg of her STORYTELLER TOUR – the biggest tour of her career- Opry member Carrie Underwood returns for both shows on August 10 and 12. Among others joining Underwood on the 10th are Kelsea Ballerini, Old Crow Medicine Show, Thompson Square, and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Lauren Alaina and more will join Underwood for shows August 12. One of the Opry’s most beloved and awarded members, Vince Gill, celebrates his milestone 25th Anniversary as a member on August 13, bringing along family and close friends including Amy Grant, Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, The Time Jumpers, Ashley Monroe, Andrea Zonn, Jenny Gill, Corinna Gill and more. Opry member Keith Urban takes a break from his “ripcord WORLD TOUR 2016” to play both shows on August 16 along with Lorrie Morgan, Del McCoury Band, and more.

Among other artists who are Opry Bound through the summer are Charles Esten, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Charlie Daniels Band, Brothers Osborne, Oak Ridge Boys, Brandy Clark, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, and a host of others.

For more information on tickets and a complete listing of artists scheduled to play the Grand Ole Opry click HERE.



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