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Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks To Be Inducted Into
Music City Walk of Fame
Critically Acclaimed Music Industry Artists to be 64th and 65th Stars
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Award-winning recording artists Trisha Yearwood
and Garth Brooks will receive the 64th and 65th
stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony on
September 10 at 2 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park, the Nashville Convention
& Visitors Corp announced.
and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville
special,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “They are musicians. They are
entrepreneurs. And they
are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is
as inspiring as their music. Garth stood strong with the city during the
2010 flood recovery, and we will never forget that. The city of
Nashville is proud to recognize their accomplishments
as individuals through inducting them into the Walk of Fame, and we are
thrilled they will be our first husband-wife team to receive this
has sold more than 12 million albums and is a platinum-selling,
multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning recording artists. Her number
one hits include “She’s
In Love With The Boy,” “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl),” and “How
Do I Live.” Since 2007, the superstar, whom Entertainment
Tonight dubbed the newest "lifestyle maven," has written three New York
Times Bestselling cookbooks, hosted six seasons of her Emmy Award-winning Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, and debuted a line of cookware, Trisha’s Precious Metals, and her own home furnishings line, Trisha Yearwood Home Collection
with Klaussner Home Furnishings.
is the number one selling solo artist in US history with more than 136
million albums sold, according to RIAA. His worldwide critical acclaim
includes being named
the best-selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson
and SoundScan. He has received an abundance of industry accolades and
awards in his career, including multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and
being inducted into the International Songwriters
Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country
Music Hall of Fame. His many number one hits include “Friends in Low
Places,” “The Thunder Rolls” and “The Dance.” Brooks has assisted in
many humanitarian efforts, including performing 5
concerts in 2 days in 2008 to assist fire relief efforts in California,
and performing 9 sold-out concerts in 6 days in 2010 to raise money for
Nashville’s flood relief efforts.
couple married in 2005 and recently relocated back to Nashville to
continue their careers. They are both currently performing in the
three-year Garth Brooks World Tour
with Trisha Yearwood.
impact individually and collectively on Nashville’s musical heritage is
immeasurable and has spanned decades,” said Ken Levitan, Chairman of
the Nashville Convention
& Visitors Corp. Board of Directors. “Their worldwide success has
helped shine a spotlight on Music City and been a catalyst for millions
of fans to come here.”
Music City Walk of Fame was created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville’s
Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music
Walk of Fame 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 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, the Walk of Fame
boasts 65 stars. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the artists’ name
displayed in a star-and-guitar design will
be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile.
Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the
charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
(NCVC), and is produced with
the support of founding sponsor Gibson Guitar and sponsors Durango
Boot, Hard Rock Café, 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.
ABOUT TRISHA YEARWOOD: TRISHA YEARWOOD possesses one of the most powerful voices
in music and has built an empire by graciously standing her ground. Like Trisha herself, her twelfth album
PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, is the complete package. The album
features ten of her career-defining hits and six new songs. The combo of
classics and new songs mirrors her performances each night on stage on
The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.
Now, this platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning
recording artist is not just the epitome of Southern charm, she’s a
C.E.O. to boot!
Trisha’s third cookbook,
Trisha’s Table, debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers List,
she’s hosted six seasons of her Emmy Award-winning Food Network series,
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, her Trisha’s Precious Metals cookware line is
in stores now and finally, she recently unveiled
her Trisha Yearwood Home Collection, in partnership with Klaussner Home
Furnishings, which will be in stores this fall.
ABOUT GARTH BROOKS: GARTH BROOKS
is certified by the
RIAA as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 136
million albums. He has received every accolade the recording industry
can bestow on an artist.
2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children.
In 2008 The President Elect, himself,
requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration
at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the "wave" to
Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. That same
year, at the request of the Governor of California, Garth
performed 5 concerts in 2 days, a feat believed to have never before
been attempted by any artist. F.I.R.E., an organization created to
provide financial help to recent fire victims and support the future of
fire fighting in the state of California, received
proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold.Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A." allowing viewers to donate as well.
December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing 9 sold out concerts in 6
days to raise money for the flood relief
efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person
of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record
December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who
attended the concerts.
January, 2012 he was named the best-selling artist of the last two
decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan,
with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent
appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sellout
15,000+ seats happened in less then a minute. Garth was recently
inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of
Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In
October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing
for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob
November 29th, 2013, Garth took the night with almost nine million
viewers watching his CBS special "Live From
Las Vegas." That very day Garth released his new boxed set, Blame It
All On My Roots, which debuted for the 13th time in Garth's career at #1
on the country charts. The boxed set also rose to the top of the
Billboard 200 Chart making it the 9th time Garth
has been able to achieve that feat.
Garth's performance of "Friends in Low Places," was the last thing heard on The Tonight Show as Jay Leno ended
his 22 year reign as The Tonight Show host.
July 15th, 2014, Garth announced the three year Garth Brooks World Tour
with Trisha Yearwood. On September 3rd,
2014, Garth released a new single, "People Loving People." It was his
first new single since 2008. The very next day, September 4th, Garth
began his 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. In 1998,
Garth set the concert ticket sales records for
every city on the tour. This time he has already beaten his own
records. In Portland, Garth celebrated his 100th show on the world tour and two million in ticket
sales. The next day he traveled to Dallas to perform at the 50th Anniversary ACM Awards and receive the Milestone Award.
ninth studio album, MAN AGAINST MACHINE, was released November 11th. It
was his first new studio album in 13 years. It became the 14th time in
Garth’s career that one of his albums debuted at #1 on the country
charts where it remained for seven non-consecutive weeks.The second single off the album, "Mom," became the
inspiration for a Good Morning
America contest encouraging viewers to send in videos nominating their
mother or friend’s mother to be surprised by Garth serenading them at
Garth Brooks (Photo Credit - Mark Tucker) Trisha Yearwood (Photo Credit - Randee St. Nicholas)