The country music icon will be celebrated during a star-studded event airing Friday.
A galaxy of superstars will be on hand to celebrate a country music living legend when CMT Giants: Vince Gill airs at 9 pm ET Friday, Sept. 16 on CMT.
During the 90-minute program — the first-ever televised performance from Belmont University’s new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville — Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Ricky Skaggs and other notables will honor Vince Gill with performances of his biggest hits. Also on the bill: Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting will appear as special guests to share personal stories, reflect on their time working with Gill, and discuss his lasting impact on country music.
But wait, there’s more: CMT Giants: Vince Gill will feature an all-new sit-down interview with Gill as he reflects on his career, songwriting, musical influences and future plans, along with rare photos, performance footage, and archival interviews.
“From his timeless song catalog, numerous awards and unmatched musicianship,” said Margaret Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events, “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.
“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.”
Not incidentally: This month marks the 30th anniversary of Gill’s multi-Platinum-selling album I Still Believe in You, produced by Tony Brown and featuring a Grammy Award-winning title track written by Gill and John Jarvis. Of the music videos created from songs off the album, “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away” and “One More Last Chance” are freshly remastered for the album’s anniversary, and “Tryin’ to Get Over You” and “I Still Believe in You” have been previously remastered in HD.