Label: Awal Records
After the 43-song These Days box set, fans knew it would be a while before we heard from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. At long last, Guitar Slinger is here and Gill sounds like he's in an introspective mood. He shares the spotlight (and writing credits) with his wife Amy ("True Love," "Threaten Me With Heaven") and his three girls. This might account for the reflective mood on the majority of the songs. But it's not all heavy sentiment; "Tell Me Fool" has a shuffling, soulful and bluesy vibe and "Guitar Slinger" is an up-tempo slice of honky-tonk that is pure, lighthearted fun.