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Bentley Smith, Bare, Keb' Mo join Walk of Fame

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – Dierks Bentley, Connie Smith Bobby Bare and Keb' Mo' were inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

Each artist was presented their own star in Walk of Fame park in SoBro between the Hilton and the Country Music Hall of Fame, where Bare has been a member since 2013 and Smith since 2012.

Bare was presented his star by longtime friend, producer and Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame member Buddy Cannon, Smith by husband and fellow Walk of Fame inductee Marty Stuart, Keb' Mo' by fellow Walk of Fame inductee Clint Black and Bentley also by Stuart.

The Walk of Fame's recognizes artists for their outstanding contributions to the musical history of Nashville. A total of 93 stars now dot the Walk of Fame during the first ceremony in more than two years due to the pandemic.

"We are proud to bring back a Music City Walk of Fame ceremony with such a distinguished and diverse group of inductees who span various genres and eras of music," said Ed Hardy, a Music Row executive and chairman of Music City Inc., the NCVC foundation that oversees the Music City Walk of Fame. "The individuals in the Walk of Fame remind us of Nashville's rich history as Music City, and we congratulate the newest four members."

The Music City Walk of Fame originated in 2006 on Nashville's Music Mile where the permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of inductees are displayed in a star design.


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