The inductees for the 2023 Music City Walk of Fame Ceremony have been announced. Don McLean, Darius Rucker, Duane Eddy and Joe Galante will be inducted on Oct. 4. at 11 AM at Music City Walk of Fame Park. The general public is invited to watch.
“This exceptional inductee class for the Music City Walk of Fame embodies iconic moments in the history of music – from Darius Rucker’s rendition of ‘Wagon Wheel’ to Don McLean’s classic ‘American Pie’ to the distinctive twang of Duane Eddy’s guitar,” Chairman of the NCVC Board of Directors and Founder and Co-President of Vector Management, Ken Levitan, says. “Nashville’s music industry would not be the dominant force it is today without Joe Galante, who solidified country as a leading genre in the record industry and who continues to nurture the next generation of music leaders through tech startups and entrepreneur programs.”
According to a release, inductees are “recognized for their significant work of preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song.”
“Darius, Don, and Duane have not only given us the gift of their music and inspired new generations of musicians, but they have also given back generously over their career to important causes that matter to all of us,” says Cesar Gueikian, President and CEO of Gibson Brands. “Joe has broken boundaries all throughout his career, developed some of the most iconic Country artists of all time, and is a driving force in our community. All of us at Gibson are proud to join the Music City Walk of Fame in honoring Darius, Don, Duane and Joe.”
On Oct. 4, Connie Valens will induct McLean and pro wrestler Ric Flair will induct Rucker. Steve Wariner will present Eddy and Vince Gill will induct Galante. Find out more about the Walk of Fame here.