Vincent Grant Gill was born on April 12, 1957 in Norman, Oklahoma. His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did along with bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. In 1983, Gill signed with RCA Records. His debut mini-album Turn Me Loose (produced by Gordy) was released the following year, featuring his first charting solo single, “Victim of Life’s Circumstance.”
Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He has earned 18 CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. He is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male Country artist. In August of 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill as the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.