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Vince Gill To Celebrate 20 Years As Opry Member

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Vince Gill will be celebrating 20 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, August 13. Vince’s wife, Amy Grant, and daughter, Jenny Gill, will be present for the celebration, along with country music stars Martina McBride, John Anderson, Emmylou Harris, and The Time Jumpers.

“Over the past 20 years, Vince Gill has helped create dozens and dozens of incredible nights of music here at the Opry, welcoming some of his best friends and musical collaborators to the stage, debuting new material, and performing his hits that have since become country classics,” Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager, said. “He plays the Opry because he loves it, and the Opry family loves him right back. We’re excited to celebrate Vince’s 20 years with us among some of his best friends and biggest fans.”

Vince has been a treasured member of the Opry since he was inducted. He has created a memorable Opry experience for thousands of fans over the years and he hopes to continue to do so for many years to come.

“I’ve been a part of a really special family for 20 years. It’s hard to believe when some people have been there for 60 years like Little Jimmy Dickens,” Vince said. “What is interesting about an anniversary is that it doesn’t seem to make any sense because the Opry is so timeless. It seems to epitomize all things at all times. You have a brand new artist and someone that is 90 years old up there on a given weekend. That to me makes it feel timeless. I’ve been there for 20 years and I’m hoping for 40, and maybe if I’m really lucky, I’ll get 60.”

Vince is planning to release a new song late this summer, along with his new album, “Guitar Slinger,” this fall. He will also be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame next year.
—Tessa Prince

Contact: jerry@nashville.com

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