Vince Gill will always be one of my favorite artists. He’s got kind of a cool background in music too. He’s been in various bands. He worked all through the ’80s to get a break in the mainstream world and finally got it and then became one of the biggest stars in country music in the early and mid ’90s.
Now he’s kind of this elder statesman in country. He sings on all kinds of records for new artists. He plays all kinds of shows and benefits. And he still puts out new music including this great song.
Me and My Girl – Vince Gill
Do country fans really not want to hear songs like this on country radio?
I know Vince has had his time in the spotlight on country radio and all that. Times change and all that business, but this song is just really good. It’s got Vince’s great vocals and some really cool guitar licks. It’s just an all around cool song that seems like it would be a hit for a more modern artist today.
Today is my birthday so maybe these feelings are just a sign that I’m getting older. I remember reading somewhere that those in charge of country radio will play songs if there is demand and if the song is good. I believe that.
The song is a pretty straight ahead love song, but Vince has always been really good about making even common themes sound fresh and unique and there are some cool images in this one.
A classic from a classic.
CML Points: 90/100