Vince Gill moved to Nashville in 1983. The following year he received the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year award. He was not an overnight sensation, having been in the music business since his high school days. As a junior golfer in Oklahoma City, he and others were able to play on good public courses for nearly nothing. For this reason, he dedicated himself to helping junior golfers. With his own tournament, The Vinny, and other avenues he has raised millions for junior golf in Tennessee.