Nashville’s own homegrown rockstars the Kings of Leon will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by Gibson guitar, on Friday, September 21 at 1 pm in Walk of Fame Park. The induction ceremony, sponsored by GAC, is free and open to the public.
“The Music City Walk of Fame was created to recognize artists who have made contributions to all music genres and who have a strong connection to Nashville,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Kings of Leon was created and discovered in Nashville, and the band still proudly calls the city home. They are a perfect example of what this project is all about — local musicians who transcend genre to produce great music loved by all.”
The Southern rock outfit, comprised of Followill brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared, as well as first cousin Matthew Followill, formed in 2000 and released its debut album Youth and Young Manhood in 2003. The group’s fourth album Only By The Night, released in 2008, catapulted the band into stardom with hits such as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody.” The Kings’ latest album Come Around Sundown was released in 2010.
The Music City Walk of Fame was started in the fall of 2006 to honor those from all genres who have made significant contributions to the musical history of Nashville. KOL’s star is the 61st to be added.