This Sunday, four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and country music legend Bill Anderson will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar. The honorees will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony, which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC), is free and open to the public.
The induction of Bill and Keith will bring the total number of stars along the Walk of Fame to 50, marking a significant milestone for the Walk. Created in the fall of 2006, the Music City Walk of Fame, on Nashville’s Music Mile, is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration.
Permanent sidewalk medallions with each honoree’s name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile. The plaques for this class of inductees will be inlaid in Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.
“We are honored to induct these amazing artists into the Walk of Fame,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “They represent the immense talent and creativity that make Nashville, Music City.”
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, Durango, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
Nominations were open to the public and were accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms were reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee.