Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to Be Inducted Into Music City Walk of Fame
“Trisha and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville special,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says in a statement. “They are musicians. They are entrepreneurs. And they are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is as inspiring as their music.
"... The city of Nashville is proud to recognize their accomplishments as individuals through inducting them into the Walk of Fame," Mayor Dean continues, "and we are thrilled they will be our first husband-wife team to receive this honor.”
Brooks remains the best-selling solo artist in the United States, with more than 136 million albums sold. Yearwood has sold more than 12 million albums throughout her career, authored three best-selling cookbooks and hosts her own Emmy Award-winning TV cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Together, they are crossing the country on Brooks' record-breaking World Tour.
“Their impact individually and collectively on Nashville’s musical heritage is immeasurable and has spanned decades,” adds Ken Levitan, chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Board of Directors. “Their worldwide success has helped shine a spotlight on Music City and been a catalyst for millions of fans to come here.”
The Music City Walk of Fame, which was created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, will feature a total of 65 stars after Brooks' and Yearwood's inductions. Other artists honored on the Walk of Fame include Loretta Lynn, Steve Winwood, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Michael McDonald.
Brooks and Yearwood's Music City Walk of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sept. 10 at 2PM in Walk of Fame Park. The event is free and open to the public.
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