It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the world lost the hit singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg. While at the peak of his success his music landed on soft rock and adult contemporary radio charts, if he were recording today, we feel certain his music would be played on country radio. So it makes sense that artists like Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Casey James, Alabama’s Randy Owen and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band would be participating in the new project, “A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg.”
And it makes even more sense that Vince and Amy are singing the love song that became the soundtrack to so many weddings in the 1980s,”Longer.”
An anthem that heralds a love of infinite depth seems apropos for the couple that seems to grow more in love every day, and it also marks the return of Vince’s voice to a Dan Fogelberg project. According to Billboard, in the mid-’80s Vince participated in Dan’s album, “High Country Snows,” a bluegrass project that also included Ricky Skaggs and Doc Watson.
Other track assignments on the new tribute project include Garth on the uptempo “Phoenix” and Zac Brown on the legendary “Leader of the Band.” “Part of the Plan” is covered by the Eagles, and everyone’s favorite New Year’s Eve tune, “Same Old Lang Syne,” is performed by pop band Train.
“A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg” drops on Nov. 17. Listen to Vince and Amy’s take on “Longer” below.