Vince Gill Covered The Eagles Prior to Ever Joining the Band

by Atlanta Northcutt

Vince Gill is the definition of hard work paying off. He puts in the time and effort to achieve his goals. One of those is joining the Eagles.

Gill has been called one of the greatest voices of all time, and one of the most gifted country guitarists. His songwriting skills have impacted millions of listeners. Some of those listeners include country legends, such as Merle Haggard, John Prine, Guy Clark and many others.


He has won 21 Grammy Awards and has received more CMA trophies than most other artists. Gill is the singer of numerous classic songs. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Grand Ole Opry.

Gill paid tribute to his roots with a cover of an Eagles classic. At the time, many top country artists were involved in an Eagles tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles released in 1993. He was part of the group.

The album took off becoming No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and went Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. The album ended up being certified as Triple Platinum in 1994.

Before Gill became a solo artist, he joined the Pure Prairie League. The band had a similar sound to the Eagles, dipping into the country, rock and pop genres. Gill received his first chart hit as the lead singer on a song entitled “Let Me Love You Tonight.”

The Eagles

With the band’s comparison to the Eagles, the Pure Prairie League would play with the Eagles at different shows.

After Gill left the band in the early 1980’s the Pure Prairie League’s influence and practice stayed with him.

Gill joined the new lineup of the Eagles in 2017. The group was playing its first shows after the death of Glenn Frey, along with Frey’s son, Deacon. Three years after joining the Eagles, he continues to perform with the group. He is also working on his newest album.

New Album

Gill’s new solo album, OKIE, is his most personal album. He sings about his wife, kindness, forgiveness, and his love, joys and regrets.