Country music superstar Vince Gill will kick off the 2011-2012 season of the University Arts Series with a special performance on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
One of country music’s most accomplished and dominant stars, Gill has built a career characterized by excellence, integrity and generosity. Throughout his 30-year career in country music, he has achieved an astonishing number of accolades, including 20 Grammy Awards and 18 Country Music Association Awards. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Gill is one of this generation’s great contributors to the ongoing vitality of country music.
Throughout his accomplished career, Gill has charted more than 40 singles on Billboard Country Charts, including five No. 1’s. His top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm tenor are all evident throughout his seemingly endless repertoire of music, which includes such notable hits as “Liza Jane,” “What the Cowgirls Do,” “Look at Us,” “I Still Believe in You,” “When I Call Your Name,” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” It is no wonder that this two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and five-time Male Vocalist of the Year has become such an important figure in the recording industry.
On Oct. 25, MCA Nashville/UM will release Guitar Slinger, the follow-up to These Days, Gill’s groundbreaking, four-CD set that featured 43 new recordings of diverse musical styles. Gill wrote every song on Guitar Slinger, which was the first project recorded from start to finish at his new home studio.
Tickets are on sale at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from $47 to $67, depending on seat location. WVU Students may purchase tickets for $27 with a valid WVU Student I.D. One discount per I.D. The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more information on this and other events, please visit events.wvu.edu, or call 304-293-SHOW.