Music City Walk of Fame Planned for Nashville

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, Pam Tillis and newcomer Megan Mullins were among those who gathered Thursday (Aug. 10) in downtown Nashville during a press conference announcing the creation of the Music City Walk of Fame. Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the new attraction will feature permanent sidewalk medallions with the name of each honoree. The inductions will be open to all singers, musicians, songwriters, producers and music industry executives of all genres who have played a significant role in making Nashville an international music center. The first medallions will be placed in the park across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nominations for the brushed steel and terrazzo medallions began Thursday. A sponsorship fee of $7,500 is required to pay for creation, installation and ongoing maintenance of each plaque. The project is being produced by Gibson Guitar, the city of Nashville and Metro Parks. Other musicians attending the press conference included Sam Bush, Steve Cropper and Gunnar Nelson.