“VINCE GILL & FRIENDS” TOUR WILL TOUCH DOWN AT MILWAUKEE THEATRE MARCH 22
Features Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham, Jenny Gill in Collaborative Musical Format with All Four Artists Performing On Stage Together
Nashville, TN –- Vince Gill will share the stage and sing along with Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and daughter Jenny Gill, in “Vince Gill & Friends,” at the Milwaukee Theatre at 8 PM March 22. The intimate musical experience is a thematic extension of his January round of shows with fellow musician Lyle Lovett.
Monroe was a rising star and formidable songwriter before she joined forces with Miranda Lambert and Angeleena Presley to form the tornadic trio Pistol Annies. Worsham demonstrated his showmanship opening for Taylor Swift before going on to distinguish himself as a recording artist on Rubberband, his debut album for Warner Bros. Now singing backup with Amy Grant, Jenny Gill absorbed music from the cradle onward since both her parents were chart-topping country music performers.
An ardent believer that musicians exist to serve the song, Vince Gill says all three guest performers will be on stage with him and his band for the duration of each show. “This won’t be a ‘guitar pull,’” he explains, “where one person sings while the others listen and wait for their turn. We’ll all be pitching in, picking and singing harmony for each other and doing each other’s songs. It will be a musical collaboration—not a headliner with opening acts.”
Gill is one of the most active and awarded performers in modern-day music. In addition to the nearly two dozen albums he has recorded as a solo artist, he has been a guest artist on nearly 1,000 albums by other singers in virtually all genres of popular music. A 20-time Grammy-winner, he is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was recently declared a BMI Icon, an honor reserved for the most influential songwriters. He is also a member of the Grammy-nominated Nashville supergroup, The Time Jumpers.
Reserved seats are $27.50, $40.50 and $62.50. $1 from each ticket will go to Camp Hometown Heroes, a free, week-long, overnight summer camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling or other loved one who died in any manner including combat, accident, illness or suicide, while serving in the U.S. military. Vince Gill and Friends will match the proceeds raised. Tickets are available at noon Friday at the box office, 500 W Kilbourn Ave.), by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Background Details on “Vince Gill & Friends” Artists
- A charter member of Pistol Annies and co-writer of the trio’s singles “Hell on Heels” and “Takin’ Pills.”
- Like A Rose, her 2013 Warner Bros. solo album, produced by Vince Gill.
- Co-wrote the chart singles “Heart Like Mine” (Miranda Lambert), “The Truth” (Jason Aldean) and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” (Cassadee Pope).
- Provided backing vocals on recordings by Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Chris Isaak, Wanda Jackson and many others.
- Is married to Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks; Blake Shelton officiated at her wedding and Miranda Lambert was maid of honor.
- Born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Is related to the legendary Carter Family.
- Records for Warner Bros. Music; first album Rubberband.
- Toured with Taylor Swift in 2011.
- Doubles as studio musician.
- Featured Vince Gill and Marty Stuart on his recording of “Tools of the Trade.”
- Grew up in Grenada, Mississippi.
- Studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
- Appeared on an episode of the Fox TV series, Bones, that also sound-tracked his song, “Love Don’t Die Easy.”
- Daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
- Performs as a backup vocalist for Amy Grant.
- Worked as a professional songplugger before she began writing songs.
- Hosted the internationally syndicated Teen Country radio show.
- Graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.
- Married to music publishing executive Josh Van Valkenburg.
- “Just became a mommy.” New son is Wyatt Gill Van Valkenburg.