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Vince Gill video showcases Rialto Square Theater

I didn’t know this until a few days ago — country singer Vince Gill’s official video for his 1992 hit, “I Still Believe In You,” was shot entirely at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Ill.

Music videos are meant to showcase the artist and the song. But this one shows off that historic theater very well, too:

The Rialto not only sits next to Route 66, but it’s a stone’s throw from the Lincoln Highway, which marks its centennial this year.

Gill, an Oklahoma native with a keen sense of history, has been a part of Route 66 lore before. He shot part of his No. 1 hit, “Never Knew Lonely,” at the now-closed Vega Motel on Route 66 in Vega, Texas.

And a more recent song, “The Lucky Diamond Motel,” was inspired by Route 66 motels in the Oklahoma City area:


2 thoughts on “Vince Gill video showcases Rialto Square Theater

  1. steve sump

    Thanks for the memories. Your website is the best route 66 source I have seen anywhere. Thanks for your passion. We are taking our first eastbound trip this spring. I am using your resources to prepare. My biggest concern is running out gas in my 67 Mustang. How is the gas supply all along the way?

    1. Ron Warnick Post author

      The only area where the gas supply is scarce is between Needles, Calif., and Barstow, Calif., in the sparsely populated Mojave Desert. Even then, there are working pumps in Amboy and Ludlow along Route 66. Be warned — you will pay considerably more for the gas there.

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