Vince Gill‘s musical legacy will be honored in an upcoming special, CMT Giants: Vince Gill, premiering Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. CT exclusively on CMT.
News of the star-packed event was revealed by Gill’s tourmate and vocalist Wendy Moten onstage in front of a sold-out crowd at the Ryman Auditorium during night one of Gill’s current four-night residency at the historic venue.
CMT Giants: Vince Gill brings together his superstar friends, collaborators and some of the biggest names in music to honor Gill with performances of his hits by Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Ricky Skaggs, and more to be announced.
Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting also appear as special guests to share stories, reflect on their time working with Gill, and speak to his lasting impact on country music. The special will also feature a sit-down interview with Gill reflecting on his career, songwriting, musical influences and future plans, all fit with rare photos, performance footage, and interviews from the vault.
“From his timeless song catalog, numerous awards and unmatched musicianship, to the respect and camaraderie cultivated among his fellow musicians, and of course, his signature sense of humor, we can all agree Vince is a true titan in country music,” shares Margaret Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events. “He is a true ‘artist’s artist’ who has touched fans worldwide with his music and songwriting, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bestow him with our most esteemed CMT Giants distinction.”
The new special will mark the first-ever televised performance from Belmont University’s new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.
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