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Vince Gill Gets Emotional With New Single


Fans have patiently waited for Vince Gill's new album, Guitar Slinger, and they got a preview Monday when his first single off the album, "Threaten Me With Heaven" was released. 
"'Threaten Me With Heaven' is a song that I was fortunate to be a part of," said Vince. "My wife, Amy, Dillon O'Brian and Will Owsley were at our home working on that song. I think I had been playing golf or something. I walked into the house and they said, 'Hey, we're kind of stuck.' I'm glad I came home because I got to sit down and help finish a great idea."
The song is about a religious man who learns he is in bad health but finds strength in the belief that the worst that can happen is his going to heaven. The song is emotional, both for people listening and for Vince, who thinks of his friend, Will, every time he sings it. 
"Since I recorded it, my friend Will, who played guitar and sang on it, took his own life, so the song has a really profound impact on me now," explained Vince. "The message of the song and what it is saying, I will probably always think of my guitar-playing buddy."
Vince's album, Guitar Slinger, will be released in its entirety on October 24.