Vince Gill To Release New Album ‘Okie’ In August

Vince Gill will return with his new album, Okie, to be released Aug. 23.

Gill, who wrote or co-wrote all 12 tracks on the album, derived the album’s name from a once-derogatory term meant to disparage migrants from Oklahoma to the west coast during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Oklahoma native Gill appropriates the term on his new album, which embraces his Oklahoma roots and explores timely issues.

“I thought this was going to be a songwriter record, not a concept album,” Gill says. “It wound up being more information than I’d envisioned. A friend sent me an email saying, ‘You could have only written this record after living a 60-year-plus life.’ He said, ‘There’s no struggle in these songs, just truth and your experience.”

Gill also premiered a new track, “A Letter To My Mama.” Okie will follow Gill’s 2016 album Down To My Last Bad Habit and 2011’s Guitar Slinger.

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