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Vince Gill is being recognized for his contributions to music.  The country star has been tapped to receive the BMI Icon Award, which honors artists for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." 

BMI's Mike O'Neill praises the way Gill turns lyrics and music "into timeless songs," and makes the tough task of songwriting "look easy."  He adds that Vince "represents the epitome of a BMI Icon," through his impact on "musicians across all genres" as well as his charitable efforts.  

Previous BMI Icon Award recipients include Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and others. 

Gill will accept his honor at the 62nd annual BMI Country Awards, taking place at the BMI Music Row offices in Nashville on November 4th.  The event will also recognize the most performed country songs of the previous year. 

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