Vince Gill’s much-anticipated and heralded “OKIE” is now available for purchase.
“ ‘OKIE’ is about truth – my truth,” Gill said. “I don’t say this with judgment leveled in any particular direction, but truth is something that I feel is sorely lacking in our world. We tend to treat the symptoms and not the actual problem. Some of the topics are things society sometimes shies away from, but probably shouldn’t. I think that, at age 62, the truth has taken on more vibrant colors for me.”
“OKIE” was co-produced by Gill and Justin Niebank. The most recent lyric video premiered in Rolling Stone Country. “Nothin’ Like A Guy Clark Song” was written by Gill.
“I loved Guy’s writing for the pictures the words painted. That is what I was most drawn to –because they reminded me of my life. This is just my way of telling my old pal that I miss him,” Gill said.
He is set to perform one of the songs from “OKIE,” “Forever Changed,” on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Later that day, he will perform an exclusive 60-minute set at the iHeartRadio Theater NY to celebrate the release of “OKIE.” “iHeartCountry ICONS with Vince Gill” is set to air at 7 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Cody Alan. Fans can tune into the live video stream of the performance and an exclusive Q&A session on LiveXLive. The event will also broadcast live on iHeartMedia’s Classic Country and Mainstream Country stations at 7 p.m. local time.
On Sept. 9, Gill will join Ken Burns in conversation with fellow filmmakers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey at the famed 92nd Street Y. The event will include a screening of selected clips from Burns’ upcoming PBS documentary, “Country Music,” and a performance and album-signing by Gill, whose interviews feature prominently throughout the film. Gill will join Burns for a “Today” appearance on Sept. 10 to promote the film.
Gill is currently on a nationwide tour that kicked off Aug. 7. In September, he’ll step back on stage with the Eagles for a three-night stand at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where they will perform the band’s iconic “Hotel California” album in its entirety.
With 21 Grammy Awards to his name and over 26 million records sold, Gill has solidified his place as an eloquent and impassioned country music champion. His compositions have earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (2007).