Alan Jackson – Music City Walk of Fame Honoree
Gibson Guitars sponsors the Music City Walk of Fame. This year six new inductees got their stars on the Walk, and one of the more deserving artists was Alan Jackson.
Alan Joins Kix Brooks, Manuel, Dr. Bobby Jones, Dottie Rambo, Les Paul and Dan Miller as the list of the 2011 inductees. Those artists were officially honored in ceremonies last November 6th.
With the inclusion of this year's honorees, The Music City Walk of Fame now honors 58 people who have made a significant contribution to country music. The Walk is located on Nashville's famous Music Mile.
“Each of these inductees into the Walk of Fame has definitely left their creative mark on Music City in their own unique way,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is the creative collaboration shown by these talented individuals that make Nashville, Music City.”
The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB), and is produced with the support of presenting sponsor Gibson Guitar and sponsors GAC, Durango, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
Nominations were open to the public and were accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms were reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee.
Jackson is one of the most honored country music singer-songwriters in the last 20 years. He is a Grand Ole Opry member and three-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year with a total of 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and two Grammys to his credit. He has released 19 albums, topped the country charts 35 times and has scored more than 50 Top-10 hits while amassing over 60 million total record sales. Jackson has called Nashville home for more than 25 years.
You can enjoy Alan's touching and funny acceptance speeck here.