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Nashville plans its own ‘Walk of Fame’

City officials say special committee will select music industry figures
/ Source: Reuters

Nashville will honor leading music industry figures with a “Music City Walk of Fame,” city officials announced Thursday.

Open to performers, songwriters, musicians, producers and other outstanding figures, honorees will be chosen periodically by a special committee, Mayor Bill Purcell said at a news conference held near the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Purcell said the first inductees will be announced in November during the Country Music Association’s annual “CMA Music Week,” prior to the 40th Anniversary awards show.

A project of the city’s convention and tourism bureau, the walkway of sidewalk plaques will stretch from downtown Nashville to Music Row.

Funding for the project is being provided by Gibson Guitar, the musical instrument manufacturer headquartered in Nashville.

“Hollywood may have the Hollywood Walk of Fame but ours will be the only one that truly sings,” Gibson’s chief executive Henry Juszkiewicz said.