Vince Gill talks guitars, Paul Franklin and their album Bakersfield

Posted Feb 7, 2014 at 11:10am
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Decades before Vince Gill's country-pop smash When I Call Your Name put his name on the lips of country fans, Chet Atkins parlayed his own upscale country-jazz wizardry into highly respectable album sales. And in the years since Gill minted his megastardom, a handful of other hot country acts with hot licks have come along, first Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, and more recently Hunter Hayes and Charlie Worsham.

But at this point, Gill is the only modern guitar hero with his bronzed likeness hanging in the Country Music Hall of Fame, a custom-built studio at home, and his chops and creative drive still intact. So it's not exactly like there's a well-worn path for the 56-year-old, singing, songwriting and guitar-playing Nashville fixture to follow.

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