NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess) – The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced earlier this week that Grammy Award-winning country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens will receive a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Stevens, who was one of the original pioneers of Music Row, arrived in Nashville in the early 1960s. Shortly after, he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Chet Atkins, produced the legendary Dolly Parton, recorded with Waylon Jennings, and even performed on sessions with Elvis Presley. Stevens went on to sign major record deals with several Nashville-based labels where he recorded some of his biggest career songs including, “Mr. Businessman,” “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Misty,” “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” and “The Streak.” Today he owns the West Nashville showroom, CabaRay.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized in Nashville where there are so many talented people,” said Stevens. “This really is Music City and I’m so happy to have been a small part of adding to that ‘Music’ since the time I moved here in 1962.”
Stevens will be inducted alongside Nashville-based pop artist Ben Folds, Country Music Hall of Famer Brenda Lee, and Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely.
The official induction ceremony will take place on August 21, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Music City Walk of Fame Park located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The event is free and open to the public.