Walkway of Stars

The Music City Walk of Fame recognizes 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. Click here for more information from the Museum.

Launched in the l960s as a fundraising tool, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Walkway of Stars provided an opportunity for fans, record companies and families to memorialize a favorite star by making a donation to the building fund for the fledgling not-for-profit educational organization's original $750,000 building, which was located on Music Row at the corner of 16th Avenue S. and Division St.
Candidates for the Walkway of Stars had to be performers of national reputation, who had recorded performances available through national distribution, and who had achieved substantial national recognition as country performers. Election required a majority vote of the Museum's Board of Trustees.


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Walkway of Stars Inductees 1967-1997:

1967
Roy Acuff - Bill Anderson - Eddy Arnold - Chet Atkins - Johnny Bond - Owen Bradley - Rod Brasfield - Boudleaux & Felice Bryant - Carl & Pearl Butler - Johnny Cash - Patsy Cline - Hank Cochran - Cowboy Copas - Floyd Cramer - Jimmie Davis - Skeeter Davis - Jimmy Dickens - Dave Dudley - Flatt & Scruggs - Red Foley - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Howard “Howdy” Forrester - Glaser Brothers - Billy Grammer - Bobby Gregory - Dewey Groom - George Hamilton IV - Freddie Hart - Al Hirt - Jan Howard - Ferlin Husky - Burl Ives - Stonewall Jackson - Wanda Jackson - Sonny James - Grandpa Jones - The Jordanaires - Merle Kilgore - Pee Wee King - Pete “Oswald” Kirby (Bashful Brother Oswald) - Hugh X. Lewis - John D. Loudermilk - Loretta Lynn - Rose Maddox - Joe & Rose Lee Maphis - Jimmy Martin - Leon McAuliffe - Roger Miller - Bill Monroe - Jimmy C. Newman - Buck Owens - Minnie Pearl - Webb Pierce - Elvis Presley - Boots Randolph - Del Reeves - Jim Reeves - Jimmy Riddle - Don Robertson - Tex Ritter - Jimmie Rodgers - Fred Rose - Hank Snow - Hank Thompson - Mel Tillis - Johnny Tillotson - Merle Travis - Ernest Tubb - Justin Tubb - Leroy Van Dyke - Porter Wagoner - Kitty Wells - Dottie West - Wilburn Brothers - Bob Wills - Mac Wiseman - Johnny Wright - Faron Young
1968
Lenny Dee - Jack Greene - Tom T. Hall - Homer & Jethro - Jeannie Seely - Slim Whitman
1969
June Carter - Maybelle Carter - Roy Drusky - Bobby Goldsboro - Merle Haggard - Skeets McDonald - Roy Orbison - Luther Perkins - Jerry Reed - Jeannie C. Riley - Jimmie Skinner - Conway Twitty - T. Texas Tyler - Hank Williams - Hank Williams Jr. - Lulu Belle & Scotty Wiseman
1970
Original Carter Family - Roy Clark - Pete Drake - George Jones - Lonzo & Oscar - Red Sovine - Billy Edd Wheeler - Tammy Wynette
1971
Lynn Anderson - Gene Autry - Barbara Mandrell - Bonnie Owens - Dolly Parton - Ray Price - Charley Pride - Statler Brothers - Glenn Sutton
1972
Glen Campbell - Tommy Cash - Jerry Clower - Don Gibson - Mayf Nutter - Tommy Overstreet - Susan Raye - Ray Stevens
1973
Dick Curless - Waylon Jennings - Clayton McMichen - Stanley Brothers - Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman
1974
Penny DeHaven - Johnny Dollar - Barbara Fairchild - Ray Griff - Melba Montgomery - Anne Murray - Charlie Rich - Johnny Rodriguez
1975
Billy “Crash” Craddock - Jess Easterday - Donna Fargo - Jim & Jon Hager (Hager Twins) - Shot Jackson - Brenda Lee - Robert Lunn - Don Rich
1976
Bob Atcher - Hoyt Axton - Jim Ed Brown - Vernon Dalhart - Mac Davis - Mickey Gilley - Joe E. Lewis - C. W. McCall - Red River Dave McEnery - Ronnie Milsap - Ramblin’ Tommy Scott - Ray Whitley
1978
Narvel Felts - Jimmy Heap - Paul Howard - Jerry Lee Lewis - Willie Nelson - Ronnie Prophet - Ramblin’ Lou & Joannie - Kenny Roberts - Joe Stampley - Red Steagall - Gene Watson
1979
Roy Acuff Jr. - Elton Britt - Charlie Collins - Lefty Frizzell - Jim & Jesse - Bob Luman - Gene Martin - Jody McCauley - Mary K. Miller - Moon Mullican - Johnny Paycheck - Curly Rhodes - T. G. Sheppard - Margo Smith - Rachel V. Watson - Onie Wheeler - Joe Zinkan
1980
Randy Bethune - Sonny Day - Doyle Holly - Tommy Magness - Ronnie McDowell
1981
Armstrong Twins - Moe Bandy - Boxcar Willie - Louise Mandrell - Stoneman Family
1983
Bailes Brothers - R. C. Bannon - Alcyone Bate Beasley - Reba McEntire - Riders in the Sky - Carson J. Robison - Billie Jo Spears - B. J. Thomas
1984
Larry Butler - Ralph Emery - Felton Jarvis - Oak Ridge Boys - Al Rogers - Leona Williams
1985
David Allan Coe - The Kendalls - Shorty Lavender - Mel McDaniel - Gary Morris - Ricky Skaggs
1986
Alabama - John Anderson - Crystal Gayle - Sam & Kirk McGee
1987
Earl Thomas Conley - Jeanne Pruett - Randy Travis
1988
Rosanne Cash - Highway 101 - O. B. McClinton - George Morgan - Eddy Raven - Dwight Yoakam
1989
Lacy J. Dalton - Desert Rose - Vern Gosdin - Patty Loveless - Irlene Mandrell - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Billy Joe Royal - Ralph Sloan - Texas Ruby & Curly Fox - Keith Whitley
1990
Fruit Jar Drinkers - Johnny Horton - Tommy Hunter - Lorrie Morgan - Southern Pacific
1991
Emmylou Harris - Shenandoah - Travis Tritt - Lawton Williams
1992
Billy Ray Cyrus - The Four Guys - Janie Fricke - Patti Page - Gram Parsons - Marty Stuart - Tanya Tucker - Steve Wariner - Trisha Yearwood
1993
Connie Smith - Doc & Merle Watson
1994
Mark Collie - Holly Dunn - Sammy Kershaw - Ronna Reeves - Wynonna
1995
Joe Diffie - Tracy Lawrence - Kathy Mattea - Martina McBride - John Michael Montgomery - Ricky Van Shelton
1996
Suzy Bogguss - Lane Brody - James Burton - Tracy Byrd - Yodeling Slim Clark - Marcel Dadi - Sawyer Brown - Toby Keith - Lucille Starr - Bryan White
1997
Billy Byrd - Lee Roy Parnell - Gordon Terry