Vince Gill brings country music to Luhrs


Vince Gill kept the audience lively and in good mood while playing many of his classic hits.

The theater was packed as fans walked into H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Oct. 10.

The crowd waited in anticipation for one of country music’s most popular and recorded singers, Vince Gill.

Singing hits such as “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “I Still Believe in You,” he reminded everyone why he is one of country music’s most famous artists.

Starting the night off with one of his most famous songs, “One More Last Chance,” the crowd settled in for a night of good old country music.

Moving from his more favored loud and upbeat sound, he slowed it down with songs such as “Take Your Memory With You When You Go” and “Pocket Full of Gold.” He also played many songs that he and his steel guitarist Paul Franklin played on their tribute album “Bakersfield.” He then moved back to more upbeat songs like “What the Cowgirls Do.”

The night ended on a slower, more heartfelt note with songs such as “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “Whenever You Come Around.”

He took the chance to thank the crowd for its attendance after almost every song and revealed stories about his past and himself that inspired several of the songs. One of these stories included his brother, who was involved an accident on Route 66 and was a drifter for much of his life.

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The song “Bread And Water” depicts what he thinks might have happened to his brother at some point, as it tells of a story of a drifter who feels the call of the Lord because of a kind stranger.

He also joked with the crowd, keeping a light and positive mood for most of the night, even with stories such as that.

Between the stories and the music, the night was enjoyable and many would agree the concert was time well-spent.

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