By CAITLIN R. KING
Vince Gill can do whatever he wants.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Country Music Hall of Fame member doesn’t have a record deal. He got signed by a label in 1983 and had been on the MCA Records roster since 1989.
His tenth and final album for the label was last year’s “Guitar Slinger,” recorded in his state-of-the-art home studio. It contained the Grammy-nominated song “Threaten Me With Heaven,” but the single didn’t even break the top 40 on the country chart. Despite the lack of radio airplay, the 55-year-old Gill is optimistic about the future.
Gill is hitting the road in June for a dozen bluegrass shows. It kicks off June 13 in Richmond, Va. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and is a 20-time Grammy winner. He is known for dozens of country hits including, “One More Last Chance,” “Whenever You Come Around” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
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