Lady Antebellum, Chet Atkins, Clint Black, Mac McAnally, DeFord Bailey To Receive Walk Of Fame Stars

Lady AntebellumClint Black and Mac McAnally are among the latest artists to receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. They will be inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in Music City Walk of Fame Park. Chet Atkins, the GRAMMY-winning “Mister Guitar,” and harmonica wizard DeFord Bailey, the first African American member of the Grand Ole Opry, will also be honored during the ceremony with Walk of Fame stars.

They will receive the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th and 89th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

“This class of inductees truly represents the diversity and heritage of the Music City brand,” Mayor John Cooper said. “I’m glad to see greats like DeFord Bailey and Chet Atkins are being recognized and that the Music City Walk of Fame is inducting the extraordinary talents of Mac McAnally, Clint Black and Lady Antebellum. This wonderful park — a place that both visitors and Nashvillians can enjoy — represents the best of Music City.”

The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of the inductees are displayed in a star-and-guitar design.

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