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Music City Walk of Fame Inductions
Bill Anderson and Keith Urban are the newest inductees into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar. The honorees were recognized at a public ceremony yesterday (5/15) where commemorative sidewalk markers were unveiled in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville on Demonbreun St. between 4th and 5th Aves. S. This induction brings the total number of stars along the Walk of Fame to 50.

Bill Anderson (L) and Keith Urban (R) were inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame yesterday (5/15). Photo: Alan Mayor

RCA Studio B Honored
RCA Studio B was given the “Commissioner’s Award” by the Metro Historical Commission in a ceremony at the downtown Nashville Public Library on May 11. Linda and Mike Curb accepted the award from Commission member Don Cusic on behalf of the Mike Curb Foundation, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Curb College at Belmont University.

Pictured (L-R): Don Cusic, Mayor Karl Dean, Mike and Linda Curb, and Tim Walker, Executive Director of the Metro Historical Commission

Chicken Soup for the Country Music Soul
Writer Randy Rudder interviewed the songwriters of 101 classic country songs for his new book Chicken Soup for the Soul / Country Music edition. ASCAP recently hosted a party to celebrate the release which includes the stories behind “Green, Green, Grass of Home,” “Delta Dawn,” “Long, Black Train,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” and “The House That Built Me.”

Standing (L-R): songwriters Dickey Lee, Archie Jordan, Jeff Black, author Randy Rudder, Pat McManus, and Jim Janosky. Seated (L-R): Jamie Teachenor, Joie Scott, Rory Feek, Rand Bishop and Tia Sillers. Photo: Alan Mayor

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