Vince Hatfield has long proven himself to be a connoisseur of the fine art of music.
As other successful men might enjoy a collection of fine wine, or world travels, the Texas born singer/songwriter has savored being a patron of, and participant in the world of his own personal passion—putting out great music. Never was this love affair more evident than on his latest CD collection, A Little More Time.
The album follows the course of a career history that has already included five Billboard singles that have reached the Top 100, as well as major scores on the Music Row and New Music Weekly charts. His 2007 album release, Texas-Dreams, Boots & Jeans, produced five nationally charting radio singles.
With the success of his latest single, Stuck On You, scoring high on the national charts.
Growing up in the small west Texas town of Big Spring, Texas, the son of a hard working welder and oil refinery worker, his life was set to music at an early age. When divorce tore the fabric of the family and a back injury disabled his dad, forcing Vince to split school with long hours of work, country music was his creative escape from the tough realities of life. “I can remember family gatherings where my dad and my mom’s family would sit around and play Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins songs, and pick finger style guitar like Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. They encouraged me to sing and develop my music—and it’s a memory I’ll never forget,” notes Vince.
Hatfield’s latest album, A Little More Time, finds him in studio with Charlie McCoy, in a return gig as session leader of an all star Nashville “A” team of musicians. The project was co-produced by Vince and Grammy winning engineer, Eric Paul.
With songs that are impacting listeners from Japan to Europe, Vince puts his successful Texas based energy business on hold for frequent trips to Nashville and his ever growing success on the music side. When not working he enjoys life with his wife and three children, (ages 16, 14, and 11) at home—or on his ranch. Thirty-eight miles outside of Big Spring the ranch covers seven continuous square miles with several sections of the land ‘high fenced’ to hold an animal community of elk, black buck antelope, and other exotics. Since buying the ranch in 2000, Vince has enjoyed the challenge of “making the land prettier” amidst a setting of rambling creek, mesquite, cedars and cactus.
If there’s a message in Vince Hatfield’s career perhaps it’s this: Beyond the years of the day-to-day of hard work and making a living—there’s the fruit of a boyhood dream that’s finally come true.