Legendary Musician Vince Gill Is Back On the Road Again

The country star returns for Season 3.

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About Vince Gill

The last time Vince visited with us was in October of 2020, right before his Christmas shows at the Ryman were canceled, and we are so happy to have him back. On this episode, Vince talks about getting his first real break from touring in almost five decades, playing to an empty audience at the Grand Ole Opry, and embarking on his first big solo tour in three years. Plus, Vince shares the stories of his stint as a vocalist with Pure Prairie League, the time Don Henley asked him to play with the Eagles, and the Grammy-winning song he wrote for his late brother, "Go Rest High on That Mountain."

What Vince Gill Talks About In This Episode

*Finding peace and using time during the pandemic

*Visiting Noshville, his favorite breakfast place

*Amy Grant's famous cheese grits

*His summer tour

*Touring with the Eagles

*Getting to know Don Henley

*Playing with Mickey Guyton

*Supporting the military

*His relationship with his older brother

*Growing up in Oklahoma

Quotes from Vince

"My favorite thing Amy makes are these cheese grits. We only get them once or twice a year for Easter and Thanksgiving, but that's some of the best soul food I've ever eaten."

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There's just something about that red dirt that feels familiar. Climate feels familiar. Everything that's surrounding you feels familiar, even more so than it does here. I've lived in Nashville for almost 40 years; it's home. But so is Oklahoma, in a deeper way because those formative years of learning to play and learning to sing and playing baseball and basketball and anything with a ball, you know, so much of that, deep-seated stuff is driven by that red dirt in Oklahoma, so it'll always be home."

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"I feel grateful to go out there and play my songs, I can't even describe how much I've loved getting to tour with the Eagles for the last six years, and to to be on stage and facilitate in some way, some small way, those songs, getting to live on. And, it hasn't been lost on me, but it's made me miss the songs I wrote, and the career that I accomplished. And so I'm anxious to go out there and sing songs for the people that invested in me so kindly over all these years, and, just to get to ride around on the bus and crack jokes and hang with my old buddies. It's gonna be a blast."

"I don't see old pictures where he's not caring for me, holding me, carrying me, playing guitar with me, shooting pool with me. He was good to me. He was a great big brother, what you dream of."

"What was cool about my brother was, he was dealt a pretty rough hand, but he never complained about it. He treated it with great dignity and great character, and that's what I got to watch more than anything, and that was a great lesson."

About Biscuits & Jam

In the South, talking about food is personal. It's a way of sharing your history, your family, your culture, and yourself. Each week Sid Evans, editor in chief of Southern Living, sits down with celebrity musicians to hear stories of how they grew up, what inspired them, and how they've been shaped by Southern culture. Sid takes us back to some of their most cherished memories and traditions, the family meals they still think about, and their favorite places to eat on the road.

Download and listen to this episode of Biscuits & Jam with Vince Gill on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or everywhere podcasts are available.

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