08/15/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT
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Emery, the dean of Nashville talk show hosts, plays This Is Your Life with Vince Gill, trotting out a number of surprise guests to tattle on the sweet tenor from Oklahoma.
Gill keeps his wit about him during the tribute. For instance, he tells about going out for football and having the coach ask him if can pass the ball. "I said, 'Sir, I don't even think I can swallow it,' " Gill recalls.