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Eagles Recruit Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill to Perform in Current Shows

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Returning to the stage for their first full concert event since the passing of founding member Glenn Frey, the Eagles welcomed Glenn’s son, Deacon, to provide vocals, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame artist Vince Gill. Recruiting Gill temporarily to join their lineup for current shows, the Los Angeles Times previously reported that the veteran country singer would split the vocal on Glenn’s songs in a temporary capacity, but intimated that this version of the group could continue beyond Classic East and West appearances and a short string of concert performances.

Eagles Recruit Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill to Perform in Current Shows

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Gill is well-suited for the Eagles considering his vocal talents and resume as a former member of the 1970s rock act Pure Prairie League. He’s already a massive country music star and was previously invited to contribute his version of “I Can’t Tell You Why” to “Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles,” a 1994 tribute album. This compilation won the CMA Album of the Year and spurred the Eagles to reunite, prompting their “Hell Freezes Over” tour and live album release.

Eagles Recruit Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill to Perform in Current Shows

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Don Henley and special guests will be live in concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, as part of their current tour schedule. The show date is July 22, and tickets are available through Ticketmaster. There’s been no word on whether Gill will be among the special guests performing that night, however, the show promises to be a crowd-pleaser, none-the-less. “Who can go the distance? We’ll find out, in the long run…” Classic rock fans rejoice!

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Austin American-Statesman

Ultimate Classic Rock