Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will receive the 64th and 65th stars on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame on Sept. 10. The induction ceremony is free and open to the public at 2:00 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park.
“Trisha and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville special,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “They are musicians. They are entrepreneurs. And they are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is as inspiring as their music. Garth stood strong with the city during the 2010 flood recovery, and we will never forget that. The city of Nashville is proud to recognize their accomplishments as individuals through inducting them into the Walk of Fame, and we are thrilled they will be our first husband-wife team to receive this honor.”
Brooks is the number one selling solo artist in US history with more than 136 million albums sold. He has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Yearwood is a platinum-selling, New York Times best-seller and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning maven. She has debuted a line of cookware, cutlery and home furnishings line. The couple married in 2005 and recently relocated back to Nashville. They are both currently performing in the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.
“Their impact individually and collectively on Nashville’s musical heritage is immeasurable and has spanned decades,” said Ken Levitan, Yearwood’s manager and Chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) Board of Directors. “Their worldwide success has helped shine a spotlight on Music City and been a catalyst for millions of fans to come here.”
Established in 2006, the permanent sidewalk medallions are aimed to tribute musicians from all genres who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration. Nominations are open to the public and are accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms are reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee.
The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, the charitable foundation of NCVC and is produced with the support of founding sponsor Gibson Guitar and sponsors Durango Boot, Hard Rock Café, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
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