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Vince Gill Hits the Trail On Today With Guitar Slinger

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Guitar SlingerNashville, TN -- A guitar slinger's gotta' ramble. Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill will make a series of national television and high-profile concert appearances over the next few weeks to perform selections from Guitar Slinger, his first new studio album in five years. The album—in both its standard and deluxe editions—will be released today, Monday, Oct. 24.

In conjunction with the Guitar Slinger rollout, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean declared it to be "Vince Gill Week" on October 13 and celebrated the occasion with a party at the city's Bridgestone Arena. Gill's last album, the 4-CD These Days set, debuted in 2005 and went on to win a best country album Grammy.

Here is the immediate Guitar Slinger itinerary:

Oct. 21 (week of ) – NPR's Mountain Stage Check local listings (Check out this show clip )
Oct. 26 (Wednesday)—NBC's The Today Show
Oct. 27 (Thursday)—Fox Business channel's Imus In The Morning
Oct. 27 (Thursday evening)—Show at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City (Details at All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works' mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.
Oct. 29 (Saturday)—CBS-TV's The Early Show
Nov. 9 (Wednesday) —45th Annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC
Nov. 10 (Thursday) – Taping the CMA Country Christmas on ABC (airdate TBA)
Nov. 16 (Wednesday) – NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Nov. 16 (Wednesday evening)—Show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. This marks Gill's return to the venue where he first gained prominence as an artist. (Details at
Nov. 17 (Thursday) – ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Nov. 25 (Friday)—CMT's Crossroads featuring Vince Gill and Sting (See local listings for times).
Nov. (airdate TBA) – GAC will premier Backstory: Vince Gill
Dec. 3 (Saturday)—Gill rides as Grand Marshall in Nashville's 59th annual Christmas parade.

"Threaten Me With Heaven," the first single from Guitar Slinger, is currently climbing the charts.

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