Sooner or later you had to have known Vince Gill would be one of our featured Nashville Rockstars. We could talk about how he has won 18 CMA Awards, a total of 20 GRAMMY Awards, and sold millions upon millions of albums, but you already knew that. Instead, we want to talk about Vince Gill the humanitarian. The side you might not know. It’s also the side that makes him an incredible Nashville Rockstar.
Off the bat, and just to name a few, Vince Gill has supported the following charities: ACM Lifting Lives, Children’s Health Fund, City of Hope, Colon Cancer Alliance, Creative Recovery Communities, Crossroads Centre, Kiss For A Cause Foundation, Operation Once in a Lifetime, Red Cross, Soles4Souls, Special Olympics, The Rainforest Foundation, and Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. And like we said, that’s just a few of the organizations he has helped. Year after year, Vince Gill devotes his time to those in need. His work in the aforementioned charities has raised millions of dollars, and helped countless people over the years. From veterans to patients suffering from cancer, Vince Gill has always been willing to lend a hand to those in need.
Of course, his dedication to other people has not gone unnoticed. He was awarded The Home Depot Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Country Music, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award with wife Amy Grant for their dedication to the Middle Tennessee Area, the Distinguished Service Award for his giving spirit and commitment to various charities including junior golf, and will soon receive the hospitality industry’s top award, the E.W. “Bud” Wendell Award, at Nashville’s National Tourism Week Hospitality Industry Celebration on May 3. They are presenting the Wendell Award to him for his work in expanding the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, serving on the committee that helped design Bridgestone Arena, his involvement in bringing the Women’s Final Four to Music City in 2014, and his support during the devastating flood of 2010 in which he hosted a telethon, plus encouraged visitors to return to Nashville which added to the volunteer spirit that helped Nashville pull through flood recovery.
Now, add in all his accomplishments with music with what we mentioned above, and you wonder where the man finds the time. But that’s what makes him a Nashville Rockstar. From the passion for the arts to the compassion for others, he encompasses what it means to be from Music City. For that, we want to say thank you for being a Nashvillian, Vince Gill, and keep rockin’.
P.S. – If you are looking to catch a glimpse of this Nashville Rockstar you don’t have to look hard. Every single Monday he plays with his band The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley. Then, of course, he will be performing during the We’re All For The Hall Benefit Concert which he co-hosts with Keith Urban, on April 12, at Bridgestone Arena. He’s a regular at the Grand Ole Opry, and at the end of the year he performs multiple holiday specials with his wife Amy Grant at Ryman Auditorium.