“Fans of Vince Gill know that he is a versatile artist; his last two appearances at DPAC included a bluegrass event and holiday show, but this concert will go back to his country roots featuring greatest hits,” said Emily McLoughlin of DPAC.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 05, 2015
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Triangle fans will be treated to this country music great when he returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on May 9, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on January 7. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
“Fans of Vince Gill know that he is a versatile artist; his last two appearances at DPAC included a bluegrass event and holiday show, but this concert will go back to his country roots featuring Vince Gill’s greatest hits. DPAC is the best venue in the region to experience the extraordinary musicianship of legendary artists like Vince Gill,” said Emily McLoughlin, Director of Marketing for Concerts & Comedy at DPAC.
Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year award as well as a Grammy®. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.
The CMA just honored Gill with its prestigious Irving Waugh Award of Excellence which is awarded to an individual who is “the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened and improved country music's influence.” Gill and Johnny Cash are the only artists to have received this award. Gill was also recently presented the BMI Icon Award which is given to "songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
Since 1990, Gill has won 20 Grammy® Awards. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time Grammy®-nominated band The Time Jumpers.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
What is up next at DPAC? Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster WICKED (January 7-25), America’s Foremost Humorist & Host of A Prairie Home Companion GARRISON KEILLOR (January 29) and Spend a Hilarious Ladies Night Out with 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY (January 30).
For more information please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.