Little Big Town Added to Music City Walk of Fame
Little Big Town are the latest act to be honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. The quartet, made up of Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, received the honor in a ceremony on Thursday (Sept. 14).
Keith Urban helped induct Little Big Town into the Music City Walk of Fame.
"It’s the closest thing to a family band that you’ll ever meet," Urban said of Little Big Town during the event (quote via the Tennessean). "It’s that sound that’s not connected by blood or last name -- well, in the case of Jimi and Karen, now it is -- but there’s no connection, except the spirit. That’s what I feel when I hear Little Big Town.”
Little Big Town's Music City Walk of Fame induction ceremony had to be rescheduled for later in the day so that the group could perform at the memorial service for Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry. For LBT, the honor was a welcome respite in the middle of a difficult day, and a reminder of how far they've truly come.
“We were driving these same streets, and now we're here with you guys,” Fairchild said to the crowd. “It really can happen. You just have to believe. You've got to have faith and perseverance.
"This is for all the dreamers out there," Fairchild added, "and we look forward to standing up here and handing this plaque to someone else.”
On Thursday, posthumously, Music City Walk of Fame stars were also presented to Tom Ryman, the founder of what is now called the Ryman Auditorium, and Lula Naff, the theater manager at the Ryman for more than 40 years. Other artists who have been inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame include Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson and Loretta Lynn.
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