After the passing of Glenn Frey, The Eagles were thought to be finished. Don Henley announced that the band would return with Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, stepping up to fill the vacancy.
Now it has been announced that the group will be adding another member when they take the stage at the Classic Esat and Classic West Festivals this year.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Vince Gill has joined the band, and will split vocal duties with Deacon on Glenn’s songs, as well as play guitar.
Gill has had an extraordinary career in country music and thinks his transition to rock will be easy. “In my mind, I always thought I’d have made a good Eagle,” joked Gill. “But in a million years, I never would have seen this coming. It’s pretty surreal. I turned 60 recently, and to get to be a part of this amazing legacy of songs, that’s the greatest part of all this for me.”
Gill is nos stranger to The Eagles, contributing to the Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles all-star country tribute record as well as Henley’s recent Cass County LP.