Jim Wright via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Vince Gill is preparing to celebrate a major moment in his career. On August 10, 1991, Gill had the chance to experience the one thing every country artist dreams of…he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. 25 years have now passed, and Gill remains one of the Opry’s most dedicated and successful members.
The Opry plans to celebrate Gill’s 25 years as a member through not one, but two shows on August 13. Scheduled performers for the shows include Bill Anderson, Patty Loveless, Gill’s wife, Amy Grant, and of course, Gill himself.
Leading up to his Opry anniversary, Gill decided to keep the celebration going by releasing a new single off of his most recent album, Down to My Last Bad Habit. Gill released the album in February of this year, and it served as the springboard for a previous single and collaboration with Little Big Town, called “Take Me Down.”
Gill announced the release of his new single on July 27, and revealed that it is called “Me and My Girl.” The song was written entirely by Gill, and he also served as co-producer.
The tune is a good old fashioned country love song, with a peppy beat and a simple message. Gill sings about all of the things he loves about country life, including “bluegrass pickin‘” and “Granny Lucy’s fried chicken,” saying how all of those things are better with his girl by his side.
As the song moves on, Gill sings of how he and his love throw all of their cares away and just enjoy each other’s company. “We’ll take the long way/Down a two-lane highway/Headed for nowhere, just me and my girl,” he sings in the chorus.
This song is brand new, and we’re already in love with it! Check it out for yourself in the clip below and let us know what you think.
It’s songs like these that prove why Gill was invited to join the Opry way back in 1991. We’d like to congratulate him on his Opry anniversary and the release of his new single!