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About the Walk of Fame
The Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville's Music Mile is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City.
Gibson Guitar, the world's premiere musical instrument manufacturer with headquarters in Nashville, is the founding sponsor of the Music City Walk of Fame.
Inductees are announced and honored at a special ceremony with a permanent platinum-and-granite, star-and-guitar sidewalk marker. Inducted honorees include: Boudleaux & Felice Bryant, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap, Roy Orbison, Kenneth Schermerhorn, The Crickets, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Wynonna Judd, Frances W. Preston, Michael W. Smith, Buddy Killen, Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill, Bob DiPiero, Rodney Crowell and Jimi Hendrix. Click here
to read more about the inductees.
You can see the stars in Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun Street between 4th & 5th Avenues - located at the base of the Music Mile in downtown Nashville. The stars lie in the Walk across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, between the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Bridgestone Arena. Click to see a map of downtown.
The Walk of Fame Park is also home to the beautiful Nashville Music Garden
Official nomination forms may be downloaded by clicking here
or picked up in one of the Nashville Visitor Information Centers (in the Bridgestone Arena tower at Fifth Avenue and Broadway, or in the Regions Bank building at Fourth Avenue and Commerce).
The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation (Music City, Inc.). The foundation was established to further the education, research and training for Nashville's hospitality industry and to produce events and projects in association with the City of Nashville. The Music City Walk of Fame is being produced with the support of Gibson Guitar, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
The Music City Walk of Fame will recognize members of the Walkway of Stars with a commemorative marker. The Walkway of Stars honors country performers of national reputation elected by a majority of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Trustees. See the inductees. Get more information from the Museum.
About the Music Mile
"The Music Mile" is roughly a one-mile stretch which connects downtown to Music Row. Heading west from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, you'll encounter nearby neighbors such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Bridgestone Arena, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and the soon-to-be-under-construction Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Just a bit further on The Music Mile are the ever-changing galleries of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and down the road you'll find vibrant new entertainment, restaurant and shopping venues on Demonbreun Street and the Music Row Roundabout. The Roundabout, site of the imposing Musica sculpture and adjacent to Owen Bradley Park, serves as a gateway to the music industry that has collected on 16th and 17th Avenues South, including RCA Studio B.
About Nashville Music Garden
The seed for the idea of the 2,700-square-foot public garden was planted when country music legend Barbara Mandrell gave her namesake rose to her friend, Pat Bullard, a LikeWorks Foundation Trustee, who recognized it as a way to acknowledge the music and artists synonymous with Nashville and also to beautify Music City. In her research, she found that over three dozen roses were named for Nashville artists, songs or industry leaders. These include Minnie Pearl (1981), Barbara Mandrell (1990), Brenda Lee (Williams Variety 1991) and Pam Tillis (2003), but the "celebrity roses" had never before been housed together in one garden for the public to view.
To that end, Bullard began the painstaking task of amassing the plants into a single collection, the Nashville Music Garden Collection. Since the initial collection was assembled, over three dozen new roses and daylilies have been collected and introduced on behalf of the honorees of the Nashville Music Garden as part of the inaugural class of flowering plants of the Nashville Music Garden Collection. Hybridizers are already working on additional selections for use in the garden in future years and to bring honor to those in need of recognition. The now thriving Nashville Music Garden is home to over six dozen roses and daylilies of the Nashville Music Garden Collection.