Thursday, May 14, 2015
– Loretta Lynn and Jack White will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, joined by Metro Parks and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. announced today.
Lynn and White, who produced Lynn's last disc, "Van Lear Park," will join in the official ribbon-cutting of the newly-renovated Walk of Fame Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The event is free and open to the public.
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate the reopening of Walk of Fame Park than with the induction of Loretta Lynn and Jack White - two very diverse artists," Dean said. "They represent what is best about Nashville with music that spans multiple genres and generations. They are great ambassadors for the creative community in our city, and I congratulate them on this wonderful honor."
In addition to the inductions of Lynn and White, the new plaque design for all of the renovated stars will be unveiled.
"Individually, Loretta Lynn and Jack White have each made an enormous impact on Nashville's music scene," said Ken Levitan, NCVC Board Chair and President of Vector Management. "Collectively, the impact of their collaborations has been felt exponentially and worldwide. The Walk of Fame showcases our diverse history and illustrates to fans from all over the world why we are Music City."
"The improvements at Walk of Fame Park will enable the city to take better advantage of one of the busiest event parks downtown," said Tommy Lynch, director of Metro Parks and Recreation. "The park will feature more usable green space and better electrical and sound capabilities, and it continues to celebrate the Nashville Music Garden, which is home to nearly 300 roses, including some that are very rare."
The Music City Walk of Fame was created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville's Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row.
The Walk of Fame is a tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration. With the addition of Lynn and White, the Walk of Fame will have 63 stars. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the artists' name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile.