Nashville, Tenn. - Music City, Inc. has announced the newest inductee into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by Gibson Guitar, to be rock 'n' roll legend Steve Winwood. The two-time Grammy®-winning composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist will participate in an official ceremony, including the unveiling of a commemorative sidewalk marker on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park. The induction ceremony, sponsored by Great American Country (GAC), is free and open to the public. Durango Boot Company and Black River Entertainment are also supporting sponsors of the event.
"We are pleased to induct music icon Steve Winwood into the Music City Walk of Fame, as he is a perfect example of the diverse music that comes out of Nashville," said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It is the immense talent and creative contributions by Mr. Winwood and the inductees before him that make Nashville, Music City."
The Music City Walk of Fame, created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville's Music Mile, is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration. With the addition of Winwood, the Walk of Fame boasts 59 stars.
A permanent sidewalk medallion with Winwood's name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile. Winwood's plaque will be inlaid in Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.
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 Boot, Black River Entertainment, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
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.