Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition, an exclusive and expanded version of the critically-acclaimed Vince Gill and Paul Franklin album.

Vince Gill’s guitar and vocals grace more than 400 albums—in addition to his own. He’s won 20 Grammys, 18 Country Music Association Awards and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bakersfield is his first duet album.

Like Gill, whom he has known for more than 30 years, Franklin is a member of The Time Jumpers, the ad hoc band of studio musicians cherished for their expertise in traditional country and western swing music. Franklin hit the big time at 16 playing on Gallery’s gold-winning pop single, “It’s So Nice To Be With You.” He migrated from Detroit to Nashville in 1972 to play steel for Barbara Mandrell. Since then, he has toured and/or recorded with Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Shania Twain, George Strait, Barbra Streisand and Megadeth. He was 13 times the Academy of Country Music’s steel guitar player of the year.

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK and Detroit, MI


Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition

Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition is an exclusive and expanded edition of the critically-acclaimed album from 20x GRAMMY Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist, Paul Franklin. The album pays tribute to the 'Bakersfield' sound by performing songs from two of Bakersfield's favorite musical sons, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. This album includes four additional songs and is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®