Some legendary names in country music were inducted into the Music City Walk of fame, presented by Gibson Guitar, this month.
The seventh class of inductees was recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, November 8, in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony was sponsored by Great American Country.
The inductees include: Tootsie Bess, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Kid Rock and Ernest Tubb.
The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB), and is produced with the support of presenting sponsor Gibson Guitar and sponsors GAC, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks. Additional sponsors include Makers Mark and Hard Rock Café.
“We are pleased to honor the amazing accomplishments of this class of inductees,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Each honoree represents the immense talent, creativity and diversity that have made Nashville, Music City.”
The Music City Walk of Fame was created in the fall of 2006 and is located on Nashville’s Music Mile. It is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and contribute to the world through song or other industry collaboration. There are now 42 stars along the Walk of Fame, including the most recent batch.
Each nominee’s name is displayed in a star-and-guitar design on stainless steel and terrazzo permanent sidewalk medallions. The plaques for this class of inductees will be inlaid in Hall of Fame Park on Demonbruen between 4th and 5th Avenues South, along the Music Mile.
The public nominated the recent inductees in categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter and Producer/Music Industry Executive. An anonymous selection committee reviewed the applications.