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Vince Gill Says He Listens to Hip-Hop

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Vince Gill‘s latest release may be full of country classics, but the singer still maintains a connection to contemporary music.

‘Bakersfield,’ recorded with renowned steel guitarist Paul Franklin, features Gill’s take on the classic Bakersfield sound with covers of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard tunes. In a recent interview with Nashville’s ‘Tennessean,’ Gill says that while he spends a lot of time with his radio tuned to the AM dial, he’s open to many musical genres.

“I listen to satellite radio a ton,” he says. “You’re going to think I’m lying, but I listen to hip-hop. I listen to jazz. I listen to sports radio. I listen to comedy.”

“I still love the thought of hearing something I haven’t heard before. That’s still magical to me, to find something I haven’t heard before and be inspired by it,” he adds. “Any kind of artistry can be great, and at the end of the day you realize historically that all the things that were sustained had longevity because of great songs.”

Next: The Top 10 Vince Gill Songs

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