John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris amoung artists inducted into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame announced:

The Music City Walk of Fame will make its second round of inductions Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. Esteemed former BMI President & CEO Frances Preston will be inducted alongside several legendary BMI songwriter/artists: rock architects The Crickets and gilt-edged singer/songwriter John Hiatt. Other honorees include Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd and Michael W. Smith. The six recipients will be on hand to celebrate with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers that line Nashville’s Music Mile.

John Hiatt wrote his first top-40 hit, “Sure as I’m Sitting Here,” while working as a songwriter for Tree Music Publishing in Nashville. The song was covered by Three Dog Night, and in 1974 the band took the song to No. 16 on the Billboard chart. Since then, Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by a number of artists including Willie Nelson, B.B. King,  Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffet and Rosanne Cash, to name a few. Hiatt has released 18 studio albums and two live albums, and he has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards. His 1987 hit “Have a Little Faith in Me” brought him national attention and was covered by several artists, with the most notable versions being recorded by Jewel, Mandy Moore and Joe Cocker. Hiatt has written and recorded duets with respected vocalists like Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris (“Icy Blue Heart”), Rosanne Cash (“The Way We Make a Broken Heart”), Suzy Boggus (“Drive South”) and B.B. King & Eric Clapton (“Riding with the King”). A musician’s musician, Hiatt has proven to everyone that he has what it takes to be an all-around great singer/songwriter.

Created in the fall of 2006, the Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile will be 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.

Permanent sidewalk medallions made of stainless steel and terrazzo, with each honoree’s name displayed in a star-and-guitar design, will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile, the roughly one-mile stretch of Demonbreun Street from 4th Avenue South to the Music Row Roundabout at 16th Avenue South. The plaques for this class of inductees will be inlaid in Hall of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.

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