On Tuesday, the news broke regarding this year’s inductees. These four impressive musicians get stars alongside Nashville legends like Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. Folds, Lee, Seely and Stevens will get their own stars on Aug. 21 at 11:30 AM. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The Music City Walk of Fame is located on Nashville’s Music Mile. It’s a tribute to those who have positively impacted the music industry in Music City. They can be artists from all genres who have contributed through song or others who have contributed to the industry in one way or another. The Walk of Fame has been in Nashville since 2006.
The 2018 inductees will receive the 81st, 82nd, 83rd and 84th stars on the Walk of Fame.
Folds is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer. His musical contributions span from classical to pop music. He became even more important to the Nashville community when he raised awareness that helped save the historic RCA Studio A from being demolished.
Lee has been a superstar for the majority of her life and the numbers speak for themselves. She has sold more than 100 million units of music globally. Her biggest single, “I’m Sorry,” sold more than 20 million copies. Lee is the only female member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Seely’s music has stood the test of time, spanning six decades. She’s a Grammy winner and an important songwriter. She also became the first female artist to regularly host weekly Opry show segments. She’s also the first woman to wear a miniskirt on the historic Opry stage. Seely has been a member of the Opry for 51 years.
Steven is a 12-time nominated, two-time Grammy winner. He has sold more than 40 million albums and continues to work hard at Ray Stevens Music. He also recently opened his very own entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom. There, Ray performs weekly concerts.
Find out more information about the Music City Walk of Fame here.