Vince Gill is one of those country music singers and songwriters whose impact touches other people’s lives. He shares what’s on his heart with his fans.
Back in 1995, Gill performed “Take Your Memory With You” in Nashville. It was a year in which he won the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year award, along with GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Song and Best Male Country Music Performance for “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Gill also released a greatest hits album called “Souvenirs” in 1995, too.
Enjoy Gill singing this song off of his 1991 album, “Pocket Full of Gold,” at the Ryman Auditorium.
Vince Gill Goes Beyond Country With The Eagles
Gill was presented with an opportunity in 2017 to fill the late Glenn Frey’s spot with the Eagles for some reunion concerts. He accepted and, eventually, went out on tour with the band.
He says, “It was a surreal experience. Don’s there, Timothy is there and I’m singing these songs. It was an amazing gift.”
On July 15, 2017, at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium, Eagles members Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh reunited for their first full show since Glenn’s death in 2016 for the Classic West concert. Gill and Frey’s son Deacon were tapped to step in for the late co-founder, both of them adding vocals and guitar to the Eagles’ already potent lineup.
Gill has received his fair share of criticism from hardcore Eagles fans, saying he can’t ever replace Frey’s voice. Gill, who also is a big fan of the group, agrees.
“Because Glenn was a great friend, and in my heart of hearts I wish I wasn’t doing it,” Gill admits. “That would mean Glenn would still be around, but life is what it is and you just go do what you can do because of what happens. Those songs deserve to live on as long as they can.”
Gill Gets Personal With His ‘Okie’ Album
Meanwhile, Gill released “Okie” back in 2019 and took a piece of advice from one of his heroes, fellow Oklahoma native Merle Haggard.
“He told me to just tell the truth,” Gill says. “He says then you don’t have to remember what you said and just tell the truth. That’s the most important thing of all.”
The last song on the album is titled “A World Without Haggard.” Other songs include “Forever Changed,” which focuses on sexual abuse, and “When My Amy Prays,” a religious-themed song.