NEWS: SONIC CONCERTS PRESENTS ONE INCREDIBLE EVENING WITH VINCE GILL IN HALIFAX, AUG. 22

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One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past 25 years, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music.  His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class.  Gill, along with his top-notch band will perform at the Halifax Metro Centre on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. 

 “Vince Gill is quite simply a living prism refracting all that is good in country music.  He uses the crystal planes of his songwriting, his playing and his singing to give us a musical rainbow that embraces all and spans all seasons.”   - Kyle Young/Country Music Foundation on Vince’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame
 
Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award.  Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.  The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill eight awards, including their prestigious The Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the Career Achievement Award. Since 1990, Gill has received 20 Grammy Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums.  Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band’s first studio album on September 11, 2012.

Vincent Grant Gill was born April 12, 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did, eventually adding bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle to his instrumental array.

Gill’s high, pure tenor voice and unerring sense of harmony have caused dozens of artists—from Reba McEntire to Dolly Parton to Barbra Streisand—to embrace him as a duet partner.  After working more than 30 years as a professional musician, Gill has established himself as one of the most successful guitarists of his generation. Combining a deep knowledge of Americana, bluegrass, and classic country with the fire of '60s rock, Gill has earned a place next to his musical heroes.

Nowadays, those same heroes he listened to while growing-up, have become fans, colleagues, and friends. Having performed at all three of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival benefits, Gill has become the torchbearer for classic country guitar. Over the years, he has played with everyone from Clapton, Sting and Paul Simon, to blues phenom Joe Bonamassa and legendary songwriter James Taylor. Gill has developed a sound on the guitar that can slip in and out of a song effortlessly and with grace.

In addition to his passion for music, Gill donates a great deal of his time supporting numerous charitable organizations. He is one of country music’s most active and effective humanitarians. A sports enthusiast, he is an avid golfer; in 1993 he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) which has raised in excess of five million dollars to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee.

Gill has also been dubbed the “Springsteen of country music,” as his shows are known to last for hours.  Those along for the ride are his ace band which consists of Tom Britt, Guitar; David Hungate, Bass; Stuart Duncan, fiddle; Billy Thomas, Drums; Pete Wasner, Keyboards; Dawn Sears, Backup Vocals; Jeff White, Guitar, Vocals and Tommy White, Steel Guitar.

TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 13 AT 10 A.M.

Gold circle tickets are $87.50, regular floor and lower bowl tickets are $67.50 and upper bowl tickets are $47.50 (including tax and service charge).  Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at 902.451.1221 and www.sonicconcerts.comAdditional fees may apply. Doors open at 7 p.m.
 
For more information on Vince Gill, visit: www.vincegill.com 

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