Great news for all Kenny Rogers fans out there! Our favorite singer is going to be the next name added to the Music City Walk of Fame. He will be receiving the 80th star on the walk of fame found on Nashville’s Music Mile.
Do you know how individuals are selected to be a part of this Walk of Fame? Well, Inductees are chosen for “their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.”
The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 as a tribute to artists of all genres who have significantly contributed to the music industry. These sidewalk medallions are found in the one-mile stretch with the names of the inductees carved in a star and guitar design. Past inductees include Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town and more.
Rogers’ induction ceremony will be held on Oct 24. This will happen right after his All-Star Farewell Concert, called “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” at Bridgestone Arena.
“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,”
said Mayor Megan Barry in a news release. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”
For his entire career of almost six decades, he sold 120 million albums worldwide and topped the charts. He is also one of the top 10 bestselling male solo artists of all time.
On top of that Rogers has also won many awards for his music throughout the course of his career, including Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards.
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