Nashville Rose Garden In Full Bloom

Pictured L to R: Manuel, Barbara Mandrell, Mayor Karl Dean, Pat Bullard and Ralph Emery at Wednesday's (9/30) dedication of the Nashville Music Garden. (Photo by Katherine Bomboy)

The Nashville Music Garden took root in the Hall of Fame Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun (across from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum), yesterday with the help of celebrity hosts Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson as well as emcee Ralph Emery in an all-star ceremony befitting a garden created to recognize Music City’s best. Mayor Karl Dean was also on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the garden that pays tribute to the artists, songwriters, authors, television personalities, industry leaders, venues, organizations and icons who have made a positive impact on Nashville’s entertainment community.

After the public dedication, Barbara Mandrell hosted a special luncheon for the honorees at the Sommet Center sponsored by the Nashville Predators Foundation. “It has been a very exciting day and I have never felt more love, camaraderie and joy over the beauty of what this event is all about. This garden and what it represents is beautiful. The city of Nashville is beautiful,” said Mandrell.

Pictured L to Right: Lynn Anderson, Pat Bullard and Barbara Mandrell stop to smell the roses at a luncheon hosted by Mandrell after Wednesday’s dedication of the Nashville Music Garden. (Photo by Katherine Bomboy)

Pictured L to R: Lynn Anderson, Pat Bullard and Barbara Mandrell stop to smell the roses at a luncheon hosted by Mandrell after Wednesday’s dedication of the Nashville Music Garden. (Photo by Katherine Bomboy)

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