Guitar Center is proud to announce the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning country music legend Vince Gill into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The private, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, February 4th at 12 pm at Guitar Center’s iconic flagship location on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Legendary musician and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is scheduled to be on hand to introduce Gill and reflect on his accomplishments.
Gill recently announced he will release his new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit on February 12th, marking Gill’s first solo album since 2011’s Guitar Slinger. February will also see Gill reunite with Lyle Lovett for a 13-city tour of acoustic shows.
Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of music. As the newest RockWalk inductee, Gill’s handprints will reside on Hollywood Boulevard alongside equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Korn, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C., Queen, Linkin Park and many others.
“It is an absolute honor to be chosen by my peers to be inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk,” Gill said in a statement. “I’ve always been grateful to be able to spend my life doing what I love to do, and to be recognized in such a monumental way – cemented next to the legendary artists reflected on the RockWalk – is a moment I could never have imagined when I picked up that very first guitar.”
“Over the course of his decade spanning career, Vince Gill has become a fixture in country music and beyond,” states ZJake Cheung, manager of music marketing and artist relations at Guitar Center. “Not only is he a legend in the music world with 20 Grammys and countless other accolades, but he has also forged a meaningful career as a humanitarian, producer and collaborator. These, among other attributes, are what make Vince Gill the perfect example of the type of artist we intend to honor with Guitar Center’s RockWalk.”
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