On August 23rd, Vince Gill will release his latest studio album. Dubbed Okie, the project gives an array of stories and thoughts that the crooner could only have gathered over the duration of his life.
“Jody Williams, who runs BMI, is one of my oldest friends. I sent him the record after we got done,” Gill shared with Sounds Like Nashville in this month’s Cover Story. “He said, ‘You couldn’t have made this record 20 years ago. This is a record of your life experience,’ and it’s true. It takes a while to figure things out and not be judgmental, and be vulnerable to tell the truth.”
Williams was correct, as the songs filling Okie touch on topics that include abuse, celebration, love and more.
“All these songs have my life in them, and a lot of truth in them too,” he explained. “In talking about this album, I didn’t realize how emotional it would be, but it really is. It’s excruciating sometimes. It’s hard to be vulnerable, so it’s been interesting seeing me try to talk about it because it is a lifetime and not just a three-minute snippet of a cute song that’s trying to get you to tune in on the radio.”
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