Next Big Thing (2003) Gill sounded so sleepy on 2000's dull "Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye," you doubted he could rouse himself for a comeback. But he has,… 2003-02-11 Vince Gill
Music Review

Next Big Thing (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 11, 2003; Lead Performance: Vince Gill

Gill sounded so sleepy on 2000's dull ''Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye,'' you doubted he could rouse himself for a comeback. But he has, and Big represents a lively and assured return to form in which the balladry is just one component. Among the best of the 17 songs are the title track and ''Young Man's Town,'' both gently mocking the changing of Nashville's guard while simultaneously helping ensure Gill won't be put out to pasture.

Originally posted Feb 14, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints