The Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge 50th Anniversary Celebration took place last night (11/7) at the Ryman Auditorium. Among those on the line-up were Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Randy Houser, Joanna Smith, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Colt Ford, Mark Chesnutt, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ronnie McDowell, The Grascals, Mandy Barnett, and Dean Miller.
Many of the same stars that celebrated Tootsie’s anniversary were honored Sunday afternoon with induction into the Music City Walk of Fame. They were recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers.
The eighth class of inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar, included Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Hebb, Kris Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and Mel Tillis.