Oklahoma native Vince Gill will pay homage to his home state with the release of his new album, "Okie", on Aug. 23.
The album’s title is taken from the once-derogatory term used to disparage migrants from Oklahoma to the nation’s west coast during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression eras. Vince has appropriated this term on an album that embraces his roots and explores some of the most important issues of our time.
Vince wrote or co-wrote every song on the 12-track album. Its lead track is “A Letter to My Mama."
By Ricky Van Shelton