Country and Rock Legends Play for All for the Hall Los Angeles

Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor and Joe Walsh Perform for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

On Tuesday (Sept. 27), the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum brought together Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor and Joe Walsh in Los Angeles for a sold-out night of live entertainment at the ninth All for the Hall benefit.

For two hours at the Novo theater, each artist took turns in the spotlight to deliver acoustic performances of their biggest hits in a traditional guitar pull.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame membebr James Taylor and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill perform onstage during All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum  at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

“These shows are a gift to me because I get to invite artists I’m crazy about to come and play and sing music,” Gill said at the start of Tuesday’s show. “This night is one of the best we’ve been able to accomplish, because every one of these artists has had a huge impact on my life. It’s not just people who have come before you who have an impact on you. It’s also people who come after you and impact your life, too. These great artists do that for me.”

Gill came up with the All for the Hall concept years ago when he began asking artists to contribute a performance to the organization, and he has hosted or co-hosted every All for the Hall concert since the series began in 2007. Along with Keith Urban, Gill also co-hosts a regular All for the Hall concert in Nashville.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Chris Stapleton and Singer Kacey Musgraves and Rock   perform onstage during All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum  at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Musgraves admitted on Instagram that being in the company of such legendary artists on Tuesday made her cry.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Kacey Musgraves and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame membebr James Taylor  perform onstage during All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum  at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The show opened with a performance by sixth graders armed with ukuleles from the local Dorris Place Elementary School with their original “Far and Wide.” The song was co-written with Grammy-winning hitmaker Liz Rose and songwriter Phil Barton through the Museum’s Words & Music program, which pairs hit songwriters with school students nationwide.

In 2016, the All for the Hall events in Nashville and Los Angeles have raised more than $900,000 for the organization’s education programs.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill speaks to students from Dorris Place Elementary School during All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum  at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.