Vincent Grant Gill, 12 April 1957, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Gills father, a lawyer who played in a part-time country band, encouraged his son to have a career in country music. While still at school, Gill joined the bluegrass group Mountain Smoke. He moved to Louisville in 1975 and joined Bluegrass Alliance before demonstrating his vocal, guitar, banjo and fiddle talents on the Pure Prairie Leagues albums Cant Hold Back, Firin Up and Something In The Night. In the early 80s, Gill moved on to Rodney Crowells backing group, the Notorious Cherry Bombs, and recorded an album with David Grisman, before inaugurating his solo recording career with a six-track mini-album for RCA Records, Turn Me Loose. His 1985 hit duet with Rosanne Cash, If It Werent For Him, was later withdrawn due to contractual difficulties. Gill also continued to work prolifically as a session musician and songwriter, working with artists including Cash,...
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