10 Best Things We Saw at All for the Hall 2016

From newcomers' Merle Haggard tributes to Seventies guitar gods

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Best Guitar Trio: Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Keith Urban
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Best Guitar Trio: Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Keith Urban

While this summit of contemporary country, Americana and neo-traditionalism may seem like a head-scratcher on paper, it was clear the three share a respect for one another as guitar players. Taking on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing," the three showed the way their styles could blend together during an epic solo section — Isbell leading the way with his bluesy runs, followed by Gill's stinging tone and Urban's melodic, fluid picking. It's hard not to believe we could be in a better, less divisive space if more artists coming from different aesthetic sensibilities were similarly willing to find some common ground.

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