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Vince Gill Releases First Album in Five Years

Posted by Melanie Agee on 10/25/2011

 Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill released his first new studio album in five years yesterday in both its standard and deluxe editions. To help launch the release, Gill will make a series of national television and high-profile concert appearances over the next few weeks performing selections from the album, Guitar Slinger.

Along with the release, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean declared “Vince Gill Week” on Oct. 13 and celebrated the occasion with a party at the Bridgestone Arena.
Gill’s last album was relased in 2005 and won a best country album Grammy.
The itinerary for the Guitar Slinger shows is as follows:
Oct. 21 (week of ) – NPR’s Mountain Stage Check local listings (Check out this show clip )
Oct. 26 (Wednesday)—NBC's The Today Show
Oct. 27 (Thursday)—Fox Business channel’s Imus In The Morning
Oct. 27 (Thursday evening)—Show at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City (Details at All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works' mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.
Oct. 29 (Saturday)—CBS-TV’s The Early Show
Nov. 9 (Wednesday) —45th Annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC
Nov. 10 (Thursday) – Taping the CMA Country Christmas on ABC (airdate TBA)
Nov. 16 (Wednesday) – NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Nov. 16 (Wednesday evening)—Show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. This marks Gill’s return to the venue where he first gained prominence as an artist. (Details at
Nov. 17 (Thursday) – ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Nov. 25 (Friday)—CMT’s Crossroads featuring Vince Gill and Sting (See local listings for times).
Nov. (airdate TBA) – GAC will premier Backstory: Vince Gill
Dec. 3 (Saturday)—Gill rides as Grand Marshall in Nashville’s 59th annual Christmas parade.
“Threaten Me With Heaven,” the first single from Guitar Slinger, is currently climbing the charts.