Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Ric Flair, And More Celebrate At Music City Walk Of Fame Ceremony
It was a celebratory morning at the Music City Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 4. Country star Darius Rucker was among the four new legendary figures being inducted during the ceremony taking place in Nashville.
The lead vocalist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, country singer, songwriter, and guitarist had his star unveiled to the public. Other honorees included “American Pie” singer Don McLean, music executive Joe Galante, and rock guitarist Duane Eddy. (“Rebel-‘Rouser” and “Peter Gunn” are among Eddy’s more well-known songs).
Having the honorees themselves in attendance was amazing. But how about having their close friends introduce them on stage? Wrestling legend Ric Flair flew into town to introduce Rucker, calling him “one of the greatest human beings.” Plus, country music icon and Eagles band member Vince Gill was there to support Joe Galante.
“They sacrificed so much for me to be gone all the time. I played Hootie shows, and then I came to Nashville. My first year in Nashville, I played 220 shows, and we were out on the road constantly, and my family sacrificed,” Rucker said.
Let’s keep the celebration going for Rucker because it’s album release week for the three-time GRAMMY Award winner. Rucker will drop his first solo album in six years titled Carolyn’s Boy on Friday, October 6.
Carolyn’s Boy consists of 14 tracks, including his No. 1 country radio single “Beers and Sunshine.” The album is a homage to his mother, Carolyn.