CMT has announced “CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill,” a new 90-minute special celebrating the extraordinary career and music of country music titan Vince Gill. The star-studded episode premieres Friday, September 16 at 9p/8c only on CMT. Gill’s bandmate Wendy Moten first revealed the news last night in front of a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during night one of his four-night residency.
“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill” brings together Gill’s famous friends, collaborators and some of the biggest names in music to honor him in a performance of his most famous songs, including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton , Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Ricky Skaggs, with more to be announced. Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting will also appear as special guests to share personal stories, reflect on their time working with Gill and discuss his lasting impact on country music. The special will also feature a new sit-down interview with Gill as he personally reflects on his career, classic songs, musical influences and future plans, all interspersed with rare photos, performance footage and interviews. taken from the center.
“From his unprecedented songbook, numerous awards and unparalleled music, the respect and friendship he instilled in his musicians, and of course, his sense of humor, we can all agree that Vince is a true titan of country music, ” she shared with Margaret. Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events “He is a true ‘artist’ who has touched fans around the world with his music and writing, and we couldn’t be more excited to give him our highly regarded ‘CMT Giants’ distinction.”
The new CMT concert will mark the first televised performance at Belmont University’s new Fisherman’s Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.
Gill has a celebrated history with CMT including his collaboration with Sting on a segment of the hit “CMT Crossroads” show in 2011. He also appeared with Alison Krauss on the “CMT Cross Country” series in 2006. More recently, appeared at the 2019 “CMT Artists of the Year” event to present her friend Reba McEntire with her special “Lifetime Artist” honor.
Launched in 2006, the CMT GIANTS franchise is CMT’s flagship franchise celebrating the careers of country music’s most iconic artists: Reba McEntire (2006), Hank Williams, Jr. (2007), Alan Jackson (2008), Kenny Rogers (2020) and Charley Pride (2021). Stars who have previously participated in the special include Alan Jackson, Buddy Guy, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie. , Luke Combs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Megan Mullally, Michael McDonald, Rascal Flatts, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna, to name a few.
“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill” is produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight’s Tom Forrest. Executive Producers are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is the Executive Director of Talent Management; Shanna Strassberg is a talented producer.
For more information, visit CMT.com.