Del McCoury Band touring with Vince Gill

Vince Gill tours with Del McCoury BandVince Gill has announced the addition of The Del McCoury Band to an 18 date summer tour swing, in continuing support of his recent 4 disk mega-release, These Days. Gill’s wife Amy Grant will also be featured on this tour, which will run from July 14 through September 11.

From today’s press release:

"We’re calling this ‚ÄòVince Gill: The Friends and Family Tour, Featuring Amy Grant and the Del McCoury Band,’" Gill announces. "I know that’s a real mouthful. But, believe me, it’s going to be a real earful, too. We aim to dazzle."

"I always enjoy working with Vince," says Grant, the gospel and pop star who’s also Gill’s wife. "It’s especially exciting to be on the road with him on the heels of his great project, These Days. Between Del and his band, the Sapphire Blue Horn Section and all the other musicians on stage, this will be a great spectrum of music."

McCoury agrees. "Vince is like one of the boys," he says, "great hair, great singer and a pretty good picker. Bluegrass has always been part of his life and it shows on stage."

Del and the boys were involved in the recording of four tracks on These Days, and will presumably join Vince for a portion of his show, in addition to performing their own show as a group.

Find the tour dates on the Vince Gill site.

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