There are several new episodes of Mountain Stage available for download in our archives section, including this show that features country singer, songwriter, and guitarist Vince Gill, along with Jim Lauderdale, the David Mayfield Parade, and Red Molly.

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Some performers stay on their tour bus until right before showtime. But when Mountain Stage traveled to Bristol last summer, headliner Vince Gill sat on a road case just off stage for nearly two hours, watching every single performance before it was his turn to go on.
Listen to Vince Gill on Mountain Stage at NPR Music.

Some performers stay on their tour bus until right before showtime. But when Mountain Stage traveled to Bristol last summer, headliner Vince Gill sat on a road case just off stage for nearly two hours, watching every single performance before it was his turn to go on.

Listen to Vince Gill on Mountain Stage at NPR Music.


“For me, it’s lost its traditional bent pretty severely. I would love to hear someone write a song like ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ rather than ‘You’re hot. I’m hot. We’re in a truck.’ It’s just mind-numbing to me.”

-Vince Gill

“For me, it’s lost its traditional bent pretty severely. I would love to hear someone write a song like ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ rather than ‘You’re hot. I’m hot. We’re in a truck.’ It’s just mind-numbing to me.”

-Vince Gill

Foster & Lloyd, with a total facemelter at the end courtesy of special guest Vince Gill - who knew the internet would give us such a perfect way to connect this week’s radio broadcast with next week’s radio broadcast.