Vince Gill is officially an Eagle—at least for a couple of shows—and he has his sights set on a future with the iconic rock group he considers to be "the most important American band in history." In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Gill talked about rehearsing with longtime Eagles members Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmidt ahead of two July festival gigs, calling the whole experience "surreal."
Next month, the Eagles will reunite onstage for their first full show since the death of founding member Glenn Frey. In addition to Gill and Eagles alum Joe Walsh, Frey's son Deacon will join the band at East and West Coast concerts at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium and Citi Field in New York. But Gill is also pumped for the possibility of a full-on tour with his new bandmates.
"I'm beyond flattered that of all the people who play and sing music, that they'd think enough of me to do this," Gill said of being selected to play with the surviving members of the group.
"I feel like I'm a great fit...A record of mine like When Love Finds You sounds like an Eagles record. They've been as big a part of my learning curve as the greats of the country and Western world."