Grammy award-winning MCA Nashville country artist Vince Gill is celebrating his 25th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry with the release of a Limited Edition Vinyl version of his newest album, Down To My Last Bad Habit.
Fans can pre-order autographed copies of the historic package—which includes a stylish T-Shirt illustrated with a photo of one of Gill’s favorite guitars—by going to his website. Orders will arrive on or around July 15th. After that date, only the album will be available at retail that carries vinyl including Amazon.
The vinyl edition, which contains all the songs found on the original CD, features a brand new cover designed by Hatch Show Print, the legendary printer of show business posters that is now a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“No one appreciates the virtues of digital recording more than I do,” Gill says. “But there’s something magical about the sound and feel of vinyl that a whole new generation is discovering. It’s something that’s yours, something you can share with friends. Listening to those well-worn vinyl albums in my family’s collection—and reading all that wonderful ‘insider’ information on the back—inspired me in ways that nothing else could.”
When it was released in February, Down To My Last Bad Habit sent reviewers scrambling for superlatives. “Soulful yet sophisticated, emotionally raw yet gleaming with studio polish,” said USA Today. Rolling Stone praised Vince’s “exquisite guitar work and soulful vulnerability,” while The Boot enthused, “[This is] quite possibly the most perfect project—from a vocal and instrumental perspective—that he has recorded in his career.”
Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on August 10, 1991, Vince is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as a 20-time Grammy winner.
Gill continues his 2016 with dates in Torrington, CT (July 15th); Cohasset, MA (July 16th); Hyannis, MA (July 17th) and throughout the rest of the year.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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