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    Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:25:27

    Vince Gill to Celebrate 20 Years as Grand Ole Opry - Congrats, Vince!

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    The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one of country music's most accomplished singers, songwriters and musicians, Vince Gill, on his 20th anniversary as an Opry member on Saturday, August 13th. The Country Music Hall of Fame member will be celebrated with performances by fellow Opry member and former employer Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, John Anderson, The Time Jumpers, his wife Amy Grant, and his daughter, Jenny Gill.

    "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," said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. "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."

    "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," said Gill. "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."

    Congrats to Vince Gill on 20 years with the Opry!

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.25.11




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