The Bottom Line
- "Next Big Thing"
- "Young Man's Town"
- "In These Last Few Days"
- Vince wrote or co-wrote each song on the album.
- Contains harmony vocals from Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Amy Grant and Jenny Gill.
- "Next Big Thing" won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Guide Review - Vince Gill - Next Big Thing
One of my favorite songs on the album is "Next Big Thing." I love up-beat and fun lyrics and this song is right up my alley. I think Vince's tongue is planted firmly in his cheek as he tells the artists of the "moment" to enjoy their fame. There is always someone waiting in the wings to be the "next big thing." I enjoyed the arrangement of this song immensely with all the horns that were added to the mix. It is just a fun song all the way around.
Emmylou Harris lends her distinctive voice to "Young Man's Town." This is a poignant song about coming to the realization that not everyone is willing to accept the experience of the older generation.
Bottom line is that this is another terrific album by Vince. His fans will not be disappointed. Vince has a timeless voice that is very much suited to the ballads, but he shows his humorous and fun side on here as well.