How does an artist creep into your heart and become a favorite? Is it simply their talent, one catchy song, or a combination of circumstances in your life that you identify with so strongly that the artist becomes a staple in your life?
Don’t really know how or why but Vince Gill became one of those artists for me while he was in his hey-day. His optimism on new love after a divorce may have started it for me before I realized what an incredibly talented guitar player he is. Seeing him this year on stage at the Ryman in Nashville, just he and his guitar, was almost magical.
And now a quote from Vince as he prepares his first album release in 5 years that has me in love with him all over again.
“Music is like having a conversation,” Gill said in a recent conversation with Young for Rolling Stone Country. “All musicians inspire each other, and they’re all geared to play something that matters. A lot of people play to impress, but the really gifted ones play to move. That’s the greatest point of ever doing this. I don’t want to impress somebody, I want to move somebody.”
That is what artist do, move you, and I’m looking forward to having Vince move me again in February.