Lady Antebellum was honored with a star on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame yesterday (Tuesday, October 22nd), along with Clint Black, Chet Atkins, Mac McAnally and DeFord Bailey. Theirs is one of 89 stars recognizing artists for their “significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville, as well as their creative endeavors.”
This is a really big deal for the group, particularly Lady A’s Hillary Scott, who is a Nashville native. Charles Kelley, Hillary and Dave Haywood tell us: [“Born and raised in Nashville . . . (Hillary) Born and raised here I’m like it honestly hasn’t quite sunk in . . . sunken in? It hadn’t quite sanked in. I mean, we are in such great company that day with Mac McAnally and Clint Black and . . . (Dave) Chet Atkins. (Hillary) Chet Atkins. I mean . . . (Charles) Wow. (Hillary) So, it’ll be a really, really special day for family. You know, I’ll definitely bring my littles out there to see that. And then we’ll just have people stepping all over our name out there. (Charles) I love it! (Hillary) So, we’re excited. It’ll be awesome. (Dave) Walking all over us. (Charles) It’s really super cool. (Hillary) Walkin’ all over us, and we love it. It’s the biggest honor in the whole wide world.”] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . whole wide world.)
Tim McGraw showed up to present Lady A with their honor.
Artists who have previously received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame include Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.