When Vinvce Gill was growing up in Oklahoma, he was surrounded by a family that loved and performed music.  He credits his family's influence with helping establish his career path.  Now, he's decided to help a stalled program with an infusion of money.

Vince has reportedly donated 12 thousand dollars to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame to establish a special musical exhibit designed for kids.

The exhibit is housed in an old railraod car, a caboose to be exact and has various sections for various aspects of music.  the kids can build their own band, check out different musical instruments and learn about the rich musical history of Oklahoma.

Vince has been a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame since 1999.  According to reports, the donation came at just the right time.  The executive director of the hall was quoted in an interview with our friends at News OK.  

"We can't thank Mr. Gill enough for his generosity and we are honored that he would also step forward to issue a challenge to his fellow inductees to make a contribution, as well," said Penny Kampf. "Hundreds of donors have helped to make this project a reality. Now, we need an additional financial boost so that the museum can open by the end of the year."

Vince and his wife Amy Grant are planning a holday tour called Twelve Days of Christmas.  The first performance is set for next Wendesday, December 7th.  Their first show will take place in Baltimore.

It's nice to see that Vince hasn't forgotten his roots.  His generous donation should help spread the good news about music to a whole new generation.  He and his wife both deserve recognition.  Who knows, there may be another Vince Gill out there just waiting to discover the magic when they visit the exhibit.

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