Vince Gill to Be Enshrined on the Guitar Center RockWalk; Keith Urban Announces Album, Tour

Country superstar Vince Gill will be enshrined on the Guitar Center RockWalk in Los Angles on February 4.

The private ceremony will include an appearance by Joe Walsh who will introduce Urban and review his many career accomplishments.

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.

Gill said "It is an absolute honor to be chosen by my peers to be inducted into Guitar Center's RockWalk. 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."

Jake Cheung, manager of marketing and artist relations for the Guitar Center, said "Over the course of his decade spanning career, Vince Gill has become a fixture in country music and beyond. 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."

Keith Urban is working on his upcoming album, Ripcord, which he is doing everything possible to have finished and released by the time of his upcoming tour which starts at the beginning of June. Keith told Billboard "I’m not sure the record will be out in time for the tour. I think it’ll be pretty close. … But having said that, if we can stay on schedule and everything moves right, it should be done just before the tour."

Keith will hit the road on June 2 in Kansas City and has dates around the U.S. through mid-November. Coming along for the ride are Brett Eldredge and newcomer Maren Morris.

The dates:
  • 06/02 - Kansas City, MO - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • 06/03 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 06/04 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
  • 06/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC (festival) - Carolina Country Music Fest
  • 06/11 - Alpharetta, GA - (Atlanta) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
  • 06/16 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf Amphitheater
  • 06/17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 06/18 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • 06/23 - Clarkston, MI - (Detroit) DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 06/24 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
  • 06/25 - Mansfield, MA - (Boston) Xfinity Center
  • 07/02 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
  • 07/09 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • 07/14 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
  • 07/15 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
  • 07/16 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
  • 07/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
  • 07/22 - Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • 07/23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
  • 07/28 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 07/29 - Lake Tahoe, Stateline NV - Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • 08/18 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
  • 08/19 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
  • 08/20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
  • 08/25 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
  • 08/26 - Philadelphia, PA - BB&T Pavilion
  • 08/27 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
  • 10/06 - Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
  • 10/08 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • 10/13 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
  • 10/14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
  • 10/15 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
  • 10/20 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
  • 10/21 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
  • 10/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • 10/27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
  • 10/28 - Rosemont, IL - (Chicago) Allstate Arena
  • 10/29 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
  • 11/04 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
  • 11/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
  • 11/11 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
  • 11/12 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum
  • 11/13 - Youngstown, OH - The Covelli Centre
  • 11/17 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center
  • 11/18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 11/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center


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