There’s a new synonym for “everywhere” and it’s “Vince Gill.” Thanks to the excitement being generated by the Feb. 12 release of his new album—Down To My Last Bad Habit—Vince will be involving fans more intimately in more ways than ever before.
“Take Me Down,” the first single from the album, features vocal assists by Little Big Town and has already been shipped to radio. “A masterful appraisal of the volcanic force of love,” one critic calls it. Starting today, fans can preview the entire album on National Public Radio’s “First Listen” site at
Vince has played, sung and/or written songs on more than 500 albums by other artists. And he’s produced projects beyond these. So what could be more natural—or delightful—than a diversion called “Six Degrees Of Vince Gill”? Fans can enter any musician’s name to discover the degrees of separation the musical figure has from Vince. Want to know the number of degrees between Vince and, say, Adele? It’s two. Check it out for yourself at 6degreesofvincegill.com.
The famed Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Nashville’s Lower Broadway, the city’s live-music center and most heavily visited thoroughfare, has been transformed into a special Vince Gill pop up store. It features a giant outdoor photo of the new album cover and inside there’s a Vince Gill kiosk displaying his MCA Records catalog. The store also includes other artifacts, such as limited edition Vince Gill t-shirts, guitar picks and more. It is the only store at which CD copies of Down To My Last Bad Habit can be purchased before the release date.
On Friday, Feb 12, Vince Gill will be offering a free concert at Ernest Tubb Record Shop beginning at 6pm where fans can hear in person his latest album.
But it takes more than a monster album launch to keep Vince away from sports. He and his 14-year-old daughter, Corrina, sang the national anthem for the world-televised NHL All-Star game in Nashville on Jan. 31. And he and wife Amy Grant served as celebrity coaches. Icing the cake, Gill served as honorary Mayor of Smashville—along with the real mayor, Megan Barry—during the game weekend, Jan. 29 – 31.
The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate Vince’s 25-year membership in that hallowed institution with two Vince-headlined shows Aug. 13.