Amy Grant and Vince Gill
will be spreading Christmas cheer together in St. Louis
for an evening on stage together at Scottrade Center on
Friday, Dec. 19. SSM St. Maryâs Health Center Foundation
present Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill.
“The job of spreading Christmas cheer has simply gotten
too big for Santa and Rudolph to do alone,” Gill explains.
“So Amy and I are pitching in. Besides, these holiday
tours have become our favorites.”
Grant agrees: “Christmas audiences are special. They
tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are
a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. Itâs
a thrilling experience for both of us.”
In their two hour program of cherished standards and newer
seasonal fare, the Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team
will be backed by a 12-piece band that features a horn section
and two harmony singers, one of whom is Gillâs daughter,
Jenny. “Some of our earlier Christmas tours were with
a symphony orchestra,” Gill notes. “This time,
though, we wanted to create more of an intimate, living
room feel.” Plans are underway to work with local
charities in order to give back to these communities.
On Sept. 30, Grant released her first new Christmas album
in nine years. Called The Christmas Collection, it is made
up of selections from her three earlier Christmas CDs –
plus four new tunes, including “Baby Itâs Christmas,”
a song Grant and Gill wrote together. Keeping with the festive
mood, Grant will tape on Nov. 11 an NBC-TV special, Holiday
Celebration On Ice. It co-stars Michael W. Smith and a corps
of world-famous skating champions and will air Nov. 30.
One of the most beloved and respected performers in American
music, Gill was inducted last year into the Country Music
Hall of Fame. He is a long-time member of the Grand Ole
Opry and winner of 19 Grammy awards. Gill boasts three best-selling
Christmas albums of his own: Let There Be Peace On Earth,
Breath of Heaven and Christmas Collection.
Tickets are $59.75 and $44.75
and go on sale Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets may
be purchased at the Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster
Ticket Centers, by phone at 314-241-1888 for an automated
line or 314-421-4400 or 618-222-2900 for a sales rep, or
online at ticketmaster.com.
There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at
all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office.
Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees
apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.
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