Vince Gill was recently inducted into Guitar Center’s Rockwalk at a ceremony in Hollywood by Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. “He’s humble. He’s brilliant. He plays pretty much everything. He’s got a million dollar voice,” says Walsh. “He’s a national treasure.”
In a Q&A session with RockWalk host Nic Harcourt that follows the ceremony, Gill recalls moving to California as a teenager and being as enamored of rock & roll as he was with bluegrass style picking. In the years since, he blossomed into one of country’s most reliable stars, selling millions of albums and nabbing 20 Grammy awards for a range of different projects.
“What I’m proudest of, more than anything, is the diversity that those Grammys represent,” he says. “There’s Grammys for instrumental work, there’s Grammys for production work, Grammys for songwriting, Grammys for singing, and Grammys for collaborating. And those are the things that I wanted to do.”
“I want to continue to sing better and play better and write better songs,” he says. “I didn’t have goals 40 years ago when I took off and thought I could do this — I just wanted to have a go at it.”