When the holiday season comes around, superstar couple Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their fifth Christmas tour. The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour kicks off December 8 in Sarasota, FL and wraps with two shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium.
“Christmas audiences are special,” explains Grant. “They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It’s a thrilling experience for both of us.”
“These holiday tours have become our favorites,” Gill agrees. In their two hour program, the Grammy-winning team will present cherished standards and newer seasonal fare as well as some of their biggest hits.
Grant’s career spans over 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. She has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammy® Awards in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982.
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Gill has a love for country music, top-notch songwriting, and world-class guitar playing, all wrapped in a warm tenor and a quick and easy wit. He achieved his breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the CMA’s Single of the Year award. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times. Since 1990, Gill has walked away with 20 Grammy awards and has racked up sales in excess of 26 million.
2010 Christmas Tour Dates:
Dec. 8 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall / Sarasota, FL www.vanwezel.org
Dec. 9 King Center For The Performing Arts / Melbourne, FL www.kingcenter.com
Dec.10 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall / Ft. Myers, FL www.bbmannpah.com
Dec.11 Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater, FL www.rutheckerdhall.com
Dec.13 Peace Center For The Performing Arts /Greenville, SC www.peacecenter.org
Dec.14 Durham Performing Arts Center / Durham, NC www.dpacnc.com/
Dec.17 Crown Theatre / Fayetteville, NC www.crowncoliseum.com
Dec.18 War Memorial Auditorium / Greensboro, NC www.greensborocoliseum.com
Dec.19 Cabarrus Arena / Concord, NC www.cabarrusarena.com
Dec.20 Fox Theatre / Atlanta, GA www.foxtheatre.org
Dec.21 Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN www.ryman.com
Dec.22 Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN www.ryman.com