NASHVILLE MUSIC GARDEN INAUGURAL CLASS INCLUDES COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER

The Nashville Music Garden took root in the Hall of Fame Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun (across from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum), yesterday with the help of celebrity hosts Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson as well as emcee Ralph Emery in an all-star ceremony befitting a garden created to recognize Music City’s best.  Mayor Karl Dean was also on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the garden that pays tribute to the artists, songwriters, authors, television personalities, industry leaders, venues, organizations and icons who have made a positive impact on Nashville’s entertainment community.   Other celebrities in attendance included Brenda Lee,  Little Jimmy Dickens,  and the families of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Patsy Cline, Minnie Pearl, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, songwriter Ben Peters, The Big Bopper, Merle Kilgore and DeFord Bailey. more!