Ceremony to Take Place on April 27 at Walk of Fame Park
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY-winning artist Amy Grant and renowned Nashville philanthropist Martha R. Ingram will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony 1 p.m. April 27 in Walk of Fame Park.
They will receive the 75th and 76th stars on the 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.
The Music City Walk of Fame is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and official merchandise related to the milestone is available for purchase.
Grant, a beloved Nashville singer/songwriter, has earned numerous awards over her long career in contemporary Christian and pop music, including six GRAMMY Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. She has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, has had 10 Top 40 pop singles and has released several multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums. She was the first Contemporary Christian artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has also been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. A lifetime Nashvillian, Grant is well known for her tireless efforts to support a variety of philanthropic organizations both locally and around the world.
Ingram is the Chairman Emerita of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., one of America’s largest privately held companies. As a leader in educational and civic organizations and the arts, she has served as past chairman of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University and past chairman of the Nashville Symphony Association board of directors and was vice chairman of the campaign to develop Schermerhorn Symphony Center. She serves on the boards of the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera Association, the Nashville Repertory Theatre and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, which she helped create. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Nashville Ballet and a former member of the advisory board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
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. For more information about the Music City Walk of Fame, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.
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