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Vince Gill broke into country music in 1990 with his breakthrough hit “When I Call Your Name” and won 19 CMA Awards and 22 Grammy Awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. In September, the sometimes Eagle will have a new feather in its cap – CMT GIANT.
The announcement was made Thursday night during Gill’s sold-out residency at the Ryman Auditorium. CMT followed up with details, revealing “CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill,” an all-new 90-minute star-studded special celebrating Gill, premiering at 21.00/20. 16 on CMT.
CMT will feature Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell and Sting in the special. The show will include an interview with Gill and his famous friends sharing their favorite stories about the man George Jones famously called “Sweet Pea.”
“From his timeless catalog of songs, numerous awards and unparalleled musicianship, to the respect and camaraderie cultivated among his fellow musicians, and of course his signature sense of humor, we can all agree that Vince is a true titan of country music,” shared Margaret Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music and Events. “He is a true ‘artist’s artist’ who has touched fans around the world with his music and songwriting, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present him with our most esteemed ‘CMT Giants’ award.”
Gill has a long history with CMT, including his collaboration with Sting for “CMT Crossroads” in 2011, and he appeared with Alison Krauss for the “CMT Cross Country” series in 2006. Most recently, he praised Reba McEntire at the 2019 “CMT” of the Year artists” with his “Artist of a Lifetime” honors.