Vince Gill Releases First Collection of Love Songs
Country superstar and multiple-Grammy winner Vince Gill is releasing his first collection of love songs just in time for Valentine’s Day. Hitting stores on Jan. 26, Vince Gill – Love Songs features a 14-track compilation that was personally selected and sequenced by the Country Music Hall of Famer.
Since moving to MCA in 1989, all 11 of Gill’s original albums have charted in the Country Top 6, including 1991’s double platinum Pocket Full Of Gold, from which Love Songs culls “If I Didn’t Have You In My World.” “Nothing Like A Woman” is taken from 1992’s quintuple platinum I Still Believe In You.
Love Songs also retrieves a few other tunes from Gill’s six-year consecutive run (1991-1995) as the Country Music Association’s male vocalist of the year, including the #2 country smash “Whenever You Come Around” (inspired by his wife Amy Grant) and the #3 charting, Grammy-winning title track from 1994’s quadruple platinum When Love Finds You.
Another Top 10, “You And You Alone,” hails from 1996’s platinum High Lonesome Sound, which also contributes the hopeful “Given More Time.” “What They All Call Love” was first heard on 1998’s platinum The Key.
Love Songs mines two albums from the 2000s for the other half of the collection. From the gold Y2K disc Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye are that album’s Top 20 Country title track, “One,” “That Friend Of Mine” and “The Luckiest Guy In The World.” Gill also chose “Faint Of Heart” with acclaimed jazz singer Diana Krall, “The Rock Of Your Love” with blues icon Bonnie Raitt and “The Only Love” from his groundbreaking 2006 platinum box set These Days, which won the Grammy for best country album.
Overall, Gill has earned 18 CMA Awards (second only to Brooks and Dunn), including entertainer of the year in 1993 and 1994. He has also received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male country artist. In the SoundScan era alone, he has sold more than 18 million albums. But for the first time, Vince Gill – Love Songs brings together the most beloved love songs from the artist the Country Music Hall of Fame has said “built a career characterized by excellence, integrity, and generosity. He has supplemented his talents as a singer, songwriter, and musician with nobility of spirit, artistic vision, and quick wit, to become one of his generation’s great contributors to the ongoing vitality of country music.”