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Vince Gill Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Yesterday, Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill added yet another accolade to his growing list — and this one was a big one. Accompanied by his wife, Amy Grant, and fellow country star Reba McEntire, Gill was honored to have his name immortalized in a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The iconic singer was treated to a ceremony yesterday, during which he was presented with the star as his friends, family and fans gathered for the special event. Gill received his star for achievements in his recording career.

McEntire took to the microphone to say a few kind words to her friend. According to Country Music Is Love, Gill was surprised to see her at the ceremony — most likely he had no idea that she was there to speak on his behalf. The red-haired country icon spoke highly of her friendship with Gill, a Grand Ole Opry member, before record producer Tony Brown stood up to rave about Gill’s musical and recording talents.

Of course, the singer’s wife, Amy Grant, stood up to say a few things about her husband, and she was kind enough not to dish about his embarrassing moments in front of the crowd. Grant told stories about the endless hours her main squeeze spends playing the guita, and how humble he is about his talents. She also told the crowd that Gill “goes where the music takes him.”

It sounds like not only did the ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’ hitmaker get his name immortalized in stone yesterday, but he got to hear his favorite people say wonderful things about him in public. Sounds like a pretty good day!

By the time Gill took the mic, he was overwhelmed at the kindness of his family and friends. “I look around and I am just so moved by the people who came,” he said.

The icing on the cake? The country star was happy to see that his Hollywood star is right next to his wife’s!

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