The mood wavered between emotional and hysterical, as Reba, Amy Grant and producer Tony Brown took to the streets of Hollywood on Thursday to induct Vince Gill into the Walk of Fame.
“They told me to be short, which I am. I’m five-foot-four,” Brown quipped. “[Vince] is one of the greatest guitar players in all the world, and I will stand on top of Eric Clapton’s coffee table and say that.”
Vince was visibly emotional as Reba recalled how he helped her after members of her band were killed in a plane crash, but was quick to bring the mood back up.
“I got a little lump in my throat when I saw Reba showed up,” he confessed. “But then I said, ‘Hell it ain’t that big a deal, she lives here!’”
Amy’s voice quavered as she remarked on her husband’s talent. “He will go where the music takes him and offer his talent and play along and make everybody else sound better,” she said. “So it’s an honor to have everyone here to celebrate with him and I’m just so proud to be his partner and get to celebrate this memory with him.”
Vince had the final word, as he revealed his only request was that his star be near Amy’s.
“They graciously have put us right next to each other. I think there’s one star in between us. Whoever that is, I’ll have them hurt,” he cracked.
Vince’s new CD with The Time Jumpers comes out this Tuesday.
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