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Nashville Adds More Stars to Walk of Fame in Music City

by Rich and Laura Lynch

It was a stellar couple of days in Nashville town as the stars aligned in Music City allowing the Tennessee capital to celebrate itself with three major musical milestones. Slotted inn between the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremonies officials found time to put their shovels in the ground to make way for five new shining luminaries to join the pantheon represented at the downtown Walk of Fame Park.

Nashville Adds More Stars to Walk of Fame in Music City
Amy Grant welcomes Mac McAnally to the Walk of Fame.

Current CMA "Vocal Group of the Year" nominee Lady Antebellum, country music superstar Clint Black of "Killin' Time" fame and Mac McAnally, a record-breaking 10-time CMA Musician of the Year, received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on October 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. hosted by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Chet Atkins, the GRAMMY-winning "Mister Guitar," and harmonica wizard DeFord Bailey, the first African American member of the Grand Ole Opry, also will be honored with Walk of Fame stars.

"This class of inductees truly represents the diversity and heritage of the Music City brand," Mayor John Cooper said. "I'm glad to see greats like DeFord Bailey and Chet Atkins are being recognized and that the Music City Walk of Fame is inducting the extraordinary talents of Mac McAnally, Clint Black, and Lady Antebellum. This wonderful park - a place that both visitors and Nashvillians can enjoy - represents the best of Music City."

This Fall Class of 2019 received the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th and 89th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville's Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of the inductees are displayed in a star-and-guitar design.

The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, and is produced with the support of founding sponsor Gibson Brands and of sponsors that include the City of Nashville and Metro Parks and Recreation. Nominations are open to the public and are accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms are reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee.

Related Links: For more information on the WALK OF FAME and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links -- Walk of Fame Park | Music City Get More Famous in 2015


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