Country music royalty Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were honored yesterday (Sept. 10th) in a ceremony in Nashville as they were inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame by receiving stars on the iconic walk.
“Stunning, timeless, one of the finest interpretive singers ever, Nashville’s uber-vocalist — these are all words that have been used to describe our first nominee. I cannot think of anyone more befitting of receiving a star on the Music City Walk of Fame than Trisha,” Yearwood’s longtime manager Ken Levitan said.
“Trisha’s quick to give back to the city she loves so much, as well as giving a tremendous amount of her time to other things, like Habitat for Humanity and Susan G. Komen. Trisha set the bar high a long time ago and continues to maintain that in everything she does.” Levitan continued.
Yearwood was extremely gracious about the honor.
“It’s very surreal to have gone from moving here, driving down the streets of 16th and 17th Avenue, being a tour guide [at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum] and watching everybody else do what I desperately wanted to do, to standing here, holding this plaque. It’s very emotional. I see a lot of faces that I love.” she commented.
Allen Reynolds, who has produced all but one of Brooks’ records, said some kind words about Garth Brooks in honor of the event.
“When we started out, Garth was just another unknown dreamer, but Garth dreams awfully big, and by the time his second album was released, his career was taking off like the proverbial rocket,” Reynolds shared.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed I’ve always been with the way he’s handled himself. He’s been so gracious to everyone around him and such an honorable person. I know he’s a famous person, but he’s also one of the best human beings I’ve known in my life, and it seems very fitting to me that his name should be there on the Walk of Fame.” Reynolds continued.
“When I think Nashville, and what I love about this place — it’s the home of the dreamers,” Garth Brooks said.
“It’s the home of the people who made the leap. The ones that made the drive here, lived in their cars. That’s why I love this town. It’s no mystery and no question, I’m from Oklahoma. That is my hometown. I cannot thank Nashville enough for giving me a second home in my life and a permanent invitation to stay here.”
Yearwood and Brooks earned stars No. 64 and No. 65 on the Music City Walk of Fame.