John Prine, Patsy Cline, musical director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers Dr. Paul T. Kwami, and former GAC and industry executive Ed Hardy will all be honored posthumously with their induction into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 10.
The ceremony will bestow the 94th, 95th, 96th and 97th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame to the inductees, who are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song.
Brenda Lee will be on hand to present for Prine, Trisha Yearwood will present for Cline, gospel great CeCe Winans will present for Kwami, and superstar Garth Brooks will be the presenter for Hardy. Each inductee will have a family member accepting on their behalf, including Prine’s wife, Fiona Whelan Prine; Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge; Kwami’s son, Delali Kwami; and Hardy’s wife, Kim Hardy.
“Each of these four inductees left an enduring mark on Music City, and their influence continues today,” notes Kevin Lavender, Executive Vice President at 5/3 Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The Music City Walk of Fame is proud to pay tribute to these legends with their induction, and we are especially honored to have their family members attend to accept on their behalf.”