Vince Gill is one of the most talented and successful musicians in the history of country music. He used to front the country-rock band Pure Prairie League and sang their biggest hit, “Let Me Love You Tonight.” A virtuoso on the guitar, Gill has played with several bluegrass bands including Boone Creek and The Cherry Bombs. In case you need further proof of his musical prowess, Mark Knopfler once asked Gill to join Dire Straits. Gill obviously declined. Dire Straits aren’t the end-all and be-all of rock music but being asked to join a band of their ilk is still a feather in Gill’s cowboy hat. Oh yeah, there’s one more thing. Vince is a two handicap in golf (life just isn’t fair).
During his impressive solo career, the Oklahoman has sold more than 22 million albums, thousands of Vince Gill tickets, and picked up 20 Grammy Awards–that’s the most ever by a male country artist. Gill became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1991. Needless to say, he’s been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Gill married singer Amy Grant in 2000. They are both huge fans of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. The country music legend can also be seen at just about every Belmont University’s men’s basketball game. His favorite college football team is the Oklahoma Sooners.