Vince Gill at State Theater, Minneapolis
Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill brings his band to the historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis October 13.
DATE: October 13, 2012
SEATING: View seating chart
TICKETS: Available at the State Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000
TICKET PRICES: $53.50 and $63.50
Vince Gill, the exceptionally talented musician and Country Music Hall of Famer, brings his band to the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, won 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and received the most Grammy Awards of any other male country artist.
Vince Gill’s illustrious music career spans over three decades and more than one dozen solo albums. The 54-year-old began playing in various bluegrass bands during high school and was the lead singer of Pure Prairie League from 1979 to 1981, before his first solo release, “Turn Me Loose,” in 1983. He released his breakout platinum-selling album, “When I Call Your Name,” in 1990 before declining an offer to join Dire Straits. The title track climbed to number two on the Billboard charts and landed Gill his first Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year and his first Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Gill hosted the Country Music Awards a record twelve consecutive years, earning respect for his ad libs and subtle humor. He is also saluted as one of country music’s most active humanitarians. The contemporary artist is also known for his collaborations with other artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Reba McEntire and others. In August 2007, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Guitar Slinger,” Gill’s latest album, was released in 2011 and features a collection of emotional stories and surprising guitar riffs, as well as the vocals of Gill’s daughter Jenny, wife Amy Grant and the couple’s 9-year-old daughter Corinna. His 2006 release, “These Days,” a 43-song box set that won Best Country Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys.