Vince Gill Announces New Album “Down To My Last Bad Habit”
This story has been updated.
The long wait for a new Vince Gill solo record is about to be over. Announced Thursday morning (11-19), Vince Gill will release his twentieth official album over his 30-plus year career, and last solo album since 2011. Down To My Last Bad Habit will arrive in stores on on February 12th, and ahead of the new record, Vince has released a new single called “Take Me Down” (listen below).
Vince Gill is a Country Music Hall of Famer, owner of 20 Grammy Awards, 18 CMA’s including 2 Entertainer of the Year distinctions, and has sold more than 26 million albums. Gill has also charted over 40 singles, but recently has taken some time off from the grind to re-connect with his roots, including regularly playing with the Nashville-based supergroup The Time Jumpers, and releasing the album Bakersfield with steel guitar player Paul Franklin. The hiatus has seen Gill smoothly transition from a big-time commercial artists to a well-respected legend in the business, and one of country music’s most active and well-respected elder statesman.
But Gill hasn’t been sitting on his laurels. His name regularly pops up as a contributing songwriter, singer, guitar player, and producer, and his fundraising work with the Country Music Hall of Fame is unmatched.
Down To My Last Bad Habit was produced by Vince Gill at his home studio, with help from respected engineer Justin Niebank. It includes twelve tracks, collaborations with Little Big Town and Cam, and ends with a George Jones tribute called “A Sad One Comin’ On.” You can listen to the lead single “Take Me Down” below.
1. Reasons for the Tears I Cry (Vince Gill)
2. Down to My Last Bad Habit (Vince Gill, Al Anderson)
3. Me and My Girl (Vince Gill)
4. Like My Daddy Did (Vince Gill)
5. Make You Feel Real Good (Vince Gill)
6. I Can’t Do This (Vince Gill, Catt Gravitt, Brennen Hunt)
7. My Favorite Movie (Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe)
8. One More Mistake I Made (Vince Gill, Adrianne Duarte)
9. Take Me Down w/ Little Big Town (Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Jillian Jacqueline)
10. I’ll Be Waiting for You w/ Cam (Vince Gill, Leslie Satcher)
11. When It’s Love (Vince Gill, Richard Marx)
12. Sad One Comin’ On (A Song for George Jones) (Vince Gill)
November 19, 2015 @ 8:52 am
Not particularly impressed with this lead single, but looking forward to the album, and anticipating that it’s got some solid stuff on it.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:18 am
Yeah it’s not up to par with his older stuff but it beats us having to hear another case of “Metro-selling out” Syndrome
November 19, 2015 @ 9:19 am
Trigger, is Vince still on MCA Nashville?
November 19, 2015 @ 10:02 am
Yes. It says MCA Records, but I would guess it’s MCA Nashville.
November 19, 2015 @ 10:48 am
Along those lines, this could mean we’re waiting even longer for the new Josh Turner album. If Gill’s has already been announced for February, logically it would be March at the earliest for a Josh Turner record.
November 19, 2015 @ 12:56 pm
I find that a little weird, I thought they mutually agreed not to renew his contract after the release of ‘Guitar Slinger’ unless they transferred him to the main MCA label (which I know is defunct technically)
November 19, 2015 @ 2:17 pm
Yeah, I’m not sure. Not really seeing any information about that yet. I remember folks making a big stir how country had lost its mind if Vince Gill didn’t even have a record deal. I’m sure more detailed information will come out soon.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:11 am
Vince Gill has a great voice and I’ve admired it since he was in Pure Prairie League. But, his music has always been boring to me. This song is no different. Its as boring as his wife’s music.
November 19, 2015 @ 8:43 pm
You obviously don’t like his traditional country songs or his other songs that have a good mix to them like his new single. So many artists in all genres ask him to be involved with guitar playing, singing, producing or writing. The guy can write any style of song or sing it which makes him so special. Too bad you can’t see that.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:11 am
Likewise, I’m looking forward to the new album. At first listen, the lead single had a Pure Praire League retro feel to it.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:28 am
Vince Gill is someone that everyone seems to draw influence from or has some connection to.
As a couple of trivia bits, he performed with The Tractors to kick off the ACM award show in 1995 (covering a song by Stevie Ray Vaughan, at that), and cowrote the WSM AM “All Nighter Coming” theme with C. Stapleton.
Speaking of Vince Gill’s charity work, here is a link to Gill auctioning off instruments damaged during the Nashville floods a few years back for charity: https://youtu.be/MADH_2sI6m4
November 19, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m getting a Fleetwood Mac vibe from this. Not vocally obviously, just sound wise. It’s not the most country thing ever, but as an overall song I kind of like this. Regardless, I’m confident that Vince will deliver a quality album.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:33 am
Found out about this after I typed this comment, but no wonder I’m feeling a Fleetwood Mac vibe from this…… the song features Little Big Town. (Note: not actually comparing LBT to Fleetwood Mac…..)
November 19, 2015 @ 9:54 am
I caught a Fleetwood Mac vibe in the first ten seconds, the intro sounds a lot like Rhiannon.
November 19, 2015 @ 9:47 am
A little Fleetwood. A little Orbison. Just saw Vince with the Time Jumpers. Seeing him do Together Again with Paul Franklin live is my top concert memory of 2015!
November 19, 2015 @ 10:22 am
Just updated with songwriters, collaborators, and track list.
November 19, 2015 @ 1:36 pm
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That last track. Color me interested.
I’ve got a feeling this’ll be a gut-puncher.
November 19, 2015 @ 5:10 pm
I’ve always liked Vince’s voice. He’s always had good songs in the past. And, this song ain’t bad, but I’m like everyone else that has commented, in that you can hear a Fleetwood Mac vibe to it. But, there is nothing wrong with that. It is still a contemporary country song.
November 19, 2015 @ 10:14 pm
That song sounds like it could have been a hidden track on Angeleno. I know Sam Outlaw has some similarities to Gill when it comes to instrumental arrangements, but I never realized it was that close.
November 20, 2015 @ 8:41 am
I would rather see him reunite with Pure Prairie League!
November 21, 2015 @ 5:12 am
As soon as I hit play I thought Fleetwood Mac, glad to see I wasn’t the only one. Looking forward to this release.
November 22, 2015 @ 5:44 pm
Doesn’t even sound like him. Not that impressed, but it’s OK I guess.
November 22, 2015 @ 11:03 pm
I think Gill made the H-o-F way too fast–ahead of a lot of much bigger stars with much bigger credentials.
November 23, 2015 @ 6:42 am
I’ve always liked Vince, and I still do. But his voice is just a shadow of what it used to be.
December 2, 2015 @ 10:15 pm
Hopefully It will be a welcomed solid release, very disappointing 2015 for Country Music.
Looking forward to this, nice to see some collaborations here with Richard Marx!
January 14, 2016 @ 9:07 am
I really like it when Vince guest appears on bigger projects (e.g. Orthophonic Joy, Divided and United) and does a more acoustic traditional sounding track, but I have never found an album (admittedly I have not done much digging) that of his that I have really liked (adult contemporary is not really my thing). Are there any albums of his that are more or less straight up bluegrass or country albums? Looking for some advice on an album of his to get.
February 9, 2016 @ 10:36 am
Spoiler alert: “Me and My Girl” is actually a pretty weak track