Current CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominees Lady Antebellum, ’90s country hitmaker Clint Black and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally are among the newly-announced inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced the newest round of honorees on Tuesday (Oct. 1), also revealing that Grammy-winner Chet Atkins and DeFord Bailey, the first African American member of the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored posthumously during the Oct. 22 induction ceremony.
“This class of inductees truly represents the diversity and heritage of the Music City brand,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said in a statement. “I’m glad to see greats like DeFord Bailey and Chet Atkins are being recognized and that the Music City Walk of Fame is inducting the extraordinary talents of Mac McAnally, Clint Black, and Lady Antebellum. This wonderful park — a place that both visitors and Nashvillians can enjoy — represents the best of Music City.”
Inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame are selected based upon their contributions to preserving the “musical heritage of Nashville” as well as their contributions to the world through music or other industry collaborations.
Lady A, Black, McAnally, Atkins and Bailey will receive the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th and 89th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 22 at 2pm.