Apr. 12th, 1957
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Vince Gill's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1997.
- Before becoming a successful country singer, from 1979 to 1983 was lead singer for the country-rock band Pure Prairie League, which had a top 10 pop hit in the summer of 1980 with "Let Me Love You Tonight."
- Was asked to join the band 'Dire Straits' (qv) but declined to pursue his own solo career.
- Has a band, with 'Rodney Crowell' (qv), called the 'Notorious Cherry Bombs'.
- He began writing "Go Rest High on that Mountain" for 'Keith Whitley' (qv) who died of alcoholism, but completed it after his brother died as a tribute to both men. He wrote "It won't be the same this year", a Christmas song, about his brother, and "The Key" about his father.
- Began his music career playing bluegrass music.
- His ex-wife, 'Janis Oliver Gill' (qv), with her sister, 'Kristine Oliver Arnold' (qv), are the "Sweethearts of the Rodeo".
- Daughter, Jennifer (Jenny) Jerene Gill born May 5, 1982.