Apr 4, 2012

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER VINCE GILL TO PLAY DPAC, DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER JUNE 24

April 4, 2012 (Durham, NC) — As one of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. Gill, along with his top-notch band will be performing at the DPAC on June 24th, 2012. This bluegrass program will include songs from such bluegrass pioneers as Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, as well as from the Bluegrass Alliance and Sundance (groups Gill played in early in his career) and selections from Gill’s own platinum-selling box set, These Days.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, April 21 at 10am:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, April 18th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

"Vince Gill is quickly developing a very special reputation with Triangle music fans. He first sold out his country show here in 2010 and followed that up with another total sellout with his Christmas show with Amy Grant. We have been trying to land Vince for this special evening of Bluegrass for over a year. The reviews from when he performs this special show are simply fantastic. It's the bluegrass show of the summer," said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.

On Oct. 25, 2011, MCA Nashville/UMe released Guitar Slinger, the follow-up to These Days, Gill’s four-CD set that featured 43 new recordings. Gill wrote every song on Guitar Slinger, which was the first project recorded from start to finish at his new home studio.

Vincent Grant Gill was born April 12, 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma. His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did, eventually adding bass, mandolin, Dobro® and fiddle to his instrumental array.

Gill achieved his breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name” winning both the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award and a Grammy® for Best Country Male Vocal Performance. Gill has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times. His Grammy® awards now total 20. He has sold more than 26 million albums.

Gill co-hosted the nationally telecast CMA Awards for the first time in 1992, the first of 12 consecutive years. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

An avid golfer, he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) in 1993 to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. Gill is one of country music’s most active humanitarians; in 2006, the Academy of Country Music honored him as Humanitarian of The Year.


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About DPAC
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has twice been listed as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal. Don’t miss upcoming superstar shows: 4-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride, one of Rolling Stone’s greatest artists of all time Elvis Costello, and more. You’ve got to be there! For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.