What You Give Away, Vince Gill's second single from These Days, is "heaven on earth," proclaims Billboard Magazine:
This stately ballad is the second single from "These Days," Vince Gill's four-disc, 43-song platinum collection. Previous single "The Reason Why" earned Gill a Grammy Award for best male country vocal, his 18th such honor. Needless to say, the gifted singer/songwriter/musician hasn't lost his creative spark. The poignant "What You Give Away" is a challenge to how we live our lives and treat those around us: "You know there's gonna be a judgment day, so what will you say? No matter what you make/All you can take is what you give away." Gill's eloquent vocal is complemented by guest Sheryl Crow, and when the choir joins, it's heaven on earth.
-- Deborah Evans Price - Billboard Magazine These Days, released October 17, 2006, is a 43-song treasury of brand new Gill compositions embracing country, bluegrass, pop, rock and jazz stylings and featuring guest vocals by Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Phil Everly, Gretchen Wilson, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood, the Del McCoury Band, Patty Loveless, John Anderson, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark and Jenny Gill, among others.
Vince Gill recently announced plans for a summer tour to follow on the success of his recently concluded These Days Tour.
"We're calling this 'Vince Gill: The Friends and Family Tour, Featuring Amy Grant and the Del McCoury Band,'" Gill announced. "I know that's a real mouthful. But, believe me, it's going to be a real earful, too. We aim to dazzle."
"I always enjoy working with Vince," says Grant, the gospel and pop star who's also Gill's wife. "It's especially exciting to be on the road with him on the heels of his great project, These Days. Between Del and his band, the Sapphire Blue Horn Section and all the other musicians on stage, this will be a great spectrum of music."
McCoury agrees. "Vince is like one of the boys," he says, "great hair, great singer and a pretty good picker. Bluegrass has always been part of his life and it shows on stage."
Vince Gill: The Friends and Family Tour Dates
Jul 14 ..... Atlanta, GA ..... Chastain Park Amphitheater
Jul 15 ..... Charlottesville, VA ..... Charlottesville Pavilion
Jul 18 ..... Vienna, VA ..... The Filene Center
Jul 19 ..... Kingston, RI ..... Ryan Center
Jul 20 ..... Gilford, NH ..... Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center
Jul 21 ..... Wallingford, CT ..... Chevrolet Theatre
Jul 22 ..... Portsmouth, VA ..... Telos Pavillion Harbor Center
Aug 29 ..... St. Paul, MN ..... Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Aug 31 ..... Park City, UT ..... Deer Valley Outdoor Theater
Sep 01 ..... Casper, WY ..... Casper Events Center
Sep 02 ..... Copper Mountain, CO ..... The Villages At Copper Mountain
Sep 05 ..... Jacksonville, OR ..... Britt Pavillon
Sep 06 ..... Livermore, CA ..... The Concerts At Wente Vineyard
Sep 07 ..... Murphys, CA ..... Ironstone Amphitheatre
Sep 08 ..... Los Angeles, CA ..... The Greek Theatre
Sep 09 ..... Indio, CA ..... Fantasy Springs Casino
Sep 10 ..... Prescott Valley, AZ ..... Tims Toyota Center
Sep 11 ..... Rio Rancho, NM ..... Santa Ana Star Center
source: Billboard.com/AAPR/Morris Public Relations