Award-winning Gospel music artist CeCe Winans will be among the newest inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame and be recognized officially during an induction ceremony this Sunday.
Winans will join Cowboy Jack Clement, Mike Curb, Marty Stuart and Josh Turner for the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers Sunday afternoon in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.
Also recognized will be Dr. Richard H. Boyd, whose publishing company has influenced Christian music even decades after his death in 1922.
“It’s a privilege to honor the great accomplishments of this impressive class of inductees,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau (NCVB). “Each honoree represents the immense talent, creativity and diverse musical styles that have made Nashville, Music City.”
Created in the fall of 2006 and located on Nashville’s Music Mile, the Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the NCVB. Inductees are nominated by the public in one of four categories – Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive – and selected by an anonymous committee.
With the induction of this new class of honorees, there will be 37 total stars along the Walk of Fame.
“The Music City Walk of Fame continues to celebrate Nashville as one of the most exciting cities in America with exceptional musical talent on every corner,” said Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar, founding sponsor and presenter of the Walk of Fame. “It continues to be an honor to be involved with the Walk of Fame program and the many artists it represents.”
For CeCe Winans, the honor will be bitter sweet as it comes shortly after the death of her father, David “Pop” Winans.
“Pop,” the patriarch of the Winans family music dynasty, died last Wednesday at the Alive Hospice in Nashville at the age of 74.
This Sunday’s Music City Walk of Fame induction ceremony will be held one day before his 75th birthday.