Mac MacAnally, Chet Atkins and Deford Bailey also to be honored

Current CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum, country music superstar Clint Black of “Killin’ Time” fame and Mac McAnally, a record-breaking ten-time CMA Musician of the Year, will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on October 22nd at 2 pm in Music City Walk of Fame Park, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp has announced. Chet Atkins, the GRAMMY-winning “Mister Guitar,” and harmonica wizard DeFord Bailey, the first African American member of the Grand Ole Opry, also will be honored with Walk of Fame stars.

“This class of inductees truly represents the diversity and heritage of the Music City brand,” Mayor John Cooper states. “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.”

They will receive the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th and 89th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

For the first time, a very small number of VIP Fan Experience Packages are being sold to give some lucky visitors a chance to witness the Music City Walk of Fame ceremony up close. The ceremony is located in the Music City Walk of Fame Park and is open to the public, but the VIP Fan Experience will get visitors a prime seat for the event and some exclusive memorabilia only made for each ceremony. VIP Fan Experience Package does not include any guaranteed interactions with artists or presenters. No autographs are guaranteed. Interested parties can call 1-800-657-6910 for more details.

The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of the inductees are displayed in a star-and-guitar design.

The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, and is produced with the support of founding sponsor Gibson Brands and of sponsors that include the City of Nashville and Metro Parks and Recreation. Nominations are open to the public and are accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms are reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee.