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Vince Gill

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Vince Gill’s hit album, Next Big Thing, his 11th album for MCA Nashville, which released on February 11th, 2003. To mark the occasion, the music video from one of the album’s singles, “Someday,” was remastered in HD, and the video made its broadcast premiere on CMT, CMT Music and ViacomCBS Times Square Billboards.

Next Big Thing was a collection of songs that I’m really proud of as a songwriter,” say Gill. “It was also the first record of my own I ever produced, and I was pleased to discover the process was still the same—great musicians, great engineers—all with a common goal, to serve a song. Adds Gill, “I was honored to have written ‘Someday’ with a dear old friend, Richard Marx, one of the most talented guys I’ve ever known.”



The second single from Gill’s self-produced album, “Someday,” was written by Gill and Richard Marx. It reached the Top 30 on the R&R Top Country Top 50 chart.

Gill’s performance on Next Big Thing earned Gill his 8th Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for the album’s lead single, “Next Big Thing.” The album, on which Gill produced himself for the very first time, has garnered 11M global streams. Gill wrote or co-wrote all of the album’s 17-songs, and then he put together a stellar line-up of musicians, working them into a live band in the studio. The all-star band included such players as NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson, drummer Chad Cromwell, fiddle player Stuart Duncan, steel guitar player John Hughey, guitarists Mac McAnally and Dean Parks, piano-player Pete Wasner, bassist Willie Weeks, slide guitarist Tom Britt, harmonica/accordion player Jim Hoke and saxophonists Jim Horn and Kirk Whalum. Among the vocalists who guest on the record are wife Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Bekka Bramlett, Dawn Sears, Leslie Satcher and Michael McDonald.

About Vince Gill:
One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. Since then, Gill has won 17 additional CMA Awards, 22 Grammy Awards, and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. In 1991, Gill was invited to become a member of The Grand Ole Opry, and in 2007 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2012 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A gifted songwriter, Gill’s compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and was awarded the prestigious BMI Icon award in 2014. Throughout his career he has released 20 albums, sold over 30 million albums, and charted 45 singles. Always considering himself a musician above all else, Gill has over the years been a part of some iconic bands including Pure Prairie League, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, and The Time Jumpers. In 2022, Gill was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame.  In 2017 Vince was asked to join the Eagles on the road and continues to be a part of that historic band’s tour.