Jack White and Loretta Lynn to be inducted into Nashville’s Walk of Fame

Plaques with White and Lynn's names to be added to the Music Mile

Jack White and Loretta Lynn are to be inducted into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-renovated Walk of Fame Park on June 4.

The park, which was recently closed for a multi-million dollar renovation, pays tribute to artists who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through music.

Permanent sidewalk medallions with White and Lynn’s names displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile, which already features plaques dedicated to 61 other artists, including Kris Kristofferson, Les Paul, Dolly Parton and Elvis Priestley.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the reopening of Walk of Fame Park than with the induction of Loretta Lynn and Jack White – two very diverse artists,” said Mayor of Nashville Karl Dean in a statement. “They represent what is best about Nashville with music that spans multiple genres and generations. They are great ambassadors for the creative community in our city, and I congratulate them on this wonderful honour.”

White and Lynn have collaborated on occasion. The former White Stripes’ frontman produced Lynn’s 2004 album ‘Van Lear Rose’, and just last January, the pair performed together during White’s gig at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where he lives.