What does Hollywood, Oklahoma, Country music and Bluegrass Music all have in common? The answer to that came this week when Vince Gill joined more than 2400 others who’ve been honored with a “Star” on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”.
Gill,who recently returned to his bluegrass roots, is from Norman, OK and actually spent some time in the Hollywood area before becoming a country music legend. He reminisced about the time he moved to Southern California when he was 19 years old.. …
"I came out here with a banjo and a guitar to sunny Southern California to try to make it," Gill said. "I was inspired by Steve Martin, but the two things or three things that I never took into consideration was I could not act, he was a better banjo player than me, and he was funny."
Gill spent some time autographing albums and photos for many of the fans waiting in the heat to meet the multiple Grammy and CMA Awards winner. The ceremony was held Thursday this week.
Gills’ wife, Amy Grant and his daughter were on hand for the celebration as was his long-time producer Tony Brown and fellow Oklahoman, Reba McIntire. Ms. McIntire and Ms. Grant also have their own stars on the Walk of Fame.
In just a little under a week, Gill will be celebrating another event, the release of the latest Time Jumpers CD. The Time Jumpers are a Nashville Western-Swing entertainment staple that Gill joined in 2010.