Vince Gill dominated the country charts in the 1990s. The singer-songwriter had more than 15 songs reach the Top 5, with several No. 1s. His music became the soundtrack for a generation. Here’s a look back at seven of his biggest hits from the era:
1. “When I Call Your Name”
Holy sepia, Batman! While the video for this tune may be a bit redder than you’d expect, the song will rip open your heart and stomp on it every time. There’s nothing worse than unrequited love, expect when your partner says they’ve been “living a lie.” Listening to this one, you’ll cry right along with the steel guitar.
2. “I Still Believe in You”
The ultimate love song. There are things in life that take our focus away from the ones we love, but that doesn’t change how feel. Can you imagine if someone said (or sang) to you “I still believe in you / With a love that will always be / Standing so strong and true / Baby I still believe in you and me“? Swoon.
3. “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
Couples fight. That’s as certain as taxes and death. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up. Vince gave us the anthem for plugging through the tough times by pleading, “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away.”
4. “One More Last Chance”
This upbeat tale of a good-timing man departs from the serious Vince we’ve seen above. He haves some fun, drives a tractor and asks for forgiveness in this classic.
5. “Trying to Get Over You”
They say that divorce is worse than losing a child. You can hear the pain in Vince’s voice as he sings this post-marriage tune. Much in the same vein as George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” if you don’t feel something when you hear this song, you’re not alive.
6. “Whenever You Come Around”
Country music speaks to us because it says what we can’t. We relate to the situations and scenarios the singers croon. Most people have known someone who they wanted, but couldn’t approach.
7. “What the Cowgirls Do”
Vince takes a playful tone in this beloved classic. He goes around the country and sings of what we can easily assume is one of his favorite subjects: women. Because, of course, he’s a sucker for what the cowgirls do.