Vince Gill, Grammy-winning Country Music Hall of Famer, Plays the State Theatre, Saturday, October 13, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS—Vince Gill, the Country Music Hall of Famer who has won 20 Grammy Awards, brings his band to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The exceptionally talented musician has sold more than 26 million albums, won 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and received the most Grammy Awards of any other male country artist. There will be no opening act. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20. To purchase or for more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
Vince Gill’s illustrious music career spans over three decades and more than one dozen solo albums. The 54-year-old began playing in various bluegrass bands during high school and was the lead singer of Pure Prairie League from 1979 to 1981, before his first solo release, “Turn Me Loose,” in 1983. He released his breakout platinum-selling album, “When I Call Your Name,” in 1990 before declining an offer to join Dire Straits. The title track climbed to number two on the Billboard charts and landed Gill his first Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year and his first Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Gill hosted the Country Music Awards a record twelve consecutive years, earning respect for his ad libs and subtle humor. He is also saluted as one of country music’s most active humanitarians. The contemporary artist is also known for his collaborations with other artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Reba McEntire and others. In August 2007, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Guitar Slinger,” Gill’s latest album, was released in 2011 and features a collection of emotional stories and surprising guitar riffs, as well as the vocals of Gill’s daughter Jenny, wife Amy Grant and the couple’s 9-year-old daughter Corinna. His 2006 release, “These Days,” a 43-song box set that won Best Country Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys.
Vince Gill and his band will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 55402). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 and range from $53.50 to $63.50 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.