Vince Gill Gets His Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Reba McEntire Was Among Those On Hand To Honor Him
Vince Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard on September 6. Speaking at the unveiling were Gill’s wife Amy Grant, his long-time producer Tony Brown and Reba McEntire. Gill earned the 2,478th star on the Walk of Fame.
McEntire, a fellow Walk of Famer, talked about how Gill called offering to play guitar for her after a 1991 plane crash killed most of her band, and said, “true friendship is what Vince Gill is all about.”
Grant, who also has her own Walk of Fame star close to Gill’s, said of her husband, “He will go where the music takes him and offer his talent, play along, [and] make everybody sound better.”
In his own speech, Gill talked about moving to Los Angeles as a 19-year-old aspiring musician, saying, “I don’t know if it was the smartest thing I ever did, but it was by far the luckiest thing I every did. I came out here with a banjo and a guitar . . . to try to make it.” He also said he was inspired to move to Nashville by comedian/actor/banjo player Steve Martin.
Speaking of his career, Gill said, "If I could have a greatest accomplishment, it would be the friends I’ve made along the way.”
Watch the full 30-minute presentation here.
Pictured, from left, are Grant, Gill, McEntire and Brown.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.