Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood are among the artists selected to celebrate the music of Vince Gill on a new CMT special. CMT Giants: Vince Gill Premieres Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m. ET.
The 90-minute special will focus on the Grammy-winning artist’s career and recordings, featuring one-of-a-kind renditions of his hits by friends and fans alike. In addition to Stapleton and Underwood, the show will include performances by Brad Paisley, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Ricky Skaggs. Notably absent from the list are Gill’s Eagles bandmates Don Henley and Joe Walsh, but a release stated that more artists would be announced soon.
Gill’s friends Emmilo Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting will also be in attendance to tell stories of working with him. Additionally, the special will include a sit-down interview with Gill, plus photos, performance footage and archival material.
Singer-guitarist Extraordinary Gill has been a part of several previous CMT productions, including a 2011 episode CMT intersection With Sting. In 2006, he joined Alison Krauss. cross country Chain. Gill’s latest album, 2019’s okiNodded to his origins in Oklahoma.
Since 2006, CMT Giants has honored some of the most influential artists in the country, including Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Pride.