Guitar Slinger (Vince Gill album)

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Guitar Slinger
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Studio album by Vince Gill
Released October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
Genre Country
Length 53:57
63:47 (Deluxe Ediiton)
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Vince Gill
John Hobbs
Justin Niebank
Vince Gill chronology
Icon
(2010)
Guitar Slinger
(2011)
Ballads
(2013)
Singles from Guitar Slinger
  1. "Threaten Me with Heaven"
    Released: August 29, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Country Weekly 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A[4]
The Independent 3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[7]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[8]

Guitar Slinger is the twelfth studio album by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released on October 25, 2011 via MCA Nashville.[9] A deluxe edition was also released with three bonus tracks.[10]

Lead-off single "Threaten Me with Heaven" received a nomination on the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and also a nomination for Song of the Year on the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Guitar Slinger" Vince Gill 4:05
2. "Tell Me Fool" Gill, Pete Wasner 4:05
3. "Threaten Me with Heaven" Gill, Amy Grant, Dillon O'Brian, Will Owsley 5:31
4. "When the Lady Sings the Blues" Gill, Wasner 4:34
5. "Who Wouldn't Fall in Love with You" Gill, Ashley Monroe 4:58
6. "When Lonely Comes Around" Gill, Grant, Owsley 3:45
7. "True Love" Gill, Grant 4:44
8. "Bread and Water" Gill, Leslie Satcher 4:44
9. "Billy Paul" Gill 3:52
10. "The Old Lucky Diamond Motel" Gill 3:39
11. "If I Die" Gill, Monroe 3:40
12. "Buttermilk John" Gill 6:20

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

As of December 2015, the album had sold 102,000 copies.[11]

Album[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Country Albums 4
US Billboard 200 14

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2011 "Threaten Me with Heaven" 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guitar Slinger Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Guitar Slinger - Vince Gill". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (October 20, 2011). "Guitar Slinger by Vince Gill". Country Weekly. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wood, Mikael (October 28, 2011). "Albums: Oct. 28, 2011 (Vince Gill, Guitar Slinger)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Coleman, Nick (April 15, 2012). "Album: Vince Gill, Guitar Slinger (MCA/Decca)". The Independent. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ Majorins, Philip (October 30, 2011). "Vince Gill: Guitar Slinger". PopMatters. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (October 24, 2011). "Vince Gill: Guitar Slinger". Slant Magazine. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mansfield, Brian (October 24, 2011). "Vince Gill, Guitar Slinger". USA Today. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ Graff, Gary (September 6, 2011). "Vince Gill Didn't Have to 'Doll Up and Leave Town' to Record 'Guitar Slinger'". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ Rowe, Matt (October 12, 2011). "Vince Gill Returns with New Album, Guitar Slinger". The Morton Report. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015. 

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