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Patsy Cline and More Receive Star on Music City Walk of Fame

Legendary artists Patsy Cline and John Prine, along with music industry leaders Ed Hardy and Dr. Paul T. Kwami received their prestigious stars on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame today, October 10th.

Trisha Yearwood opened the ceremony with a speech about Patsy Cline, and her emphasis on paving the way for future female artists in the country music genre. Yearwood recalled a moment from her past: when she sang a Cline track at her Grand Ole Opry induction ceremony and received a necklace that was once owned by the renowned female vocalist. Yearwood also pulled out a quote from Loretta Lynn who just passed away last week, who had once said, "Patsy was my hero and inspiration. I'm always grateful and never forget what she did for me, for country music, and all us girls." Yearwood continued with her own reflection noting, "She was gone way too soon but we're so lucky she left us with so much music, and I can't think of a more deserving person to be in every hall of fame and on every walk of stars." Cline's daughter Julie Fudge accepted the award on Cline's behalf

Cece Winans presented the next star to Dr. Paul T. Kwami, a well-known musical director who was once a member of the Fisk Jubilee. Under his leadership, the singers won their first GRAMMY Award for their 2020 record Celebrating Fisk! The 150th Anniversary Album. Kwami's son, Delali Kami, received the award. During his heartwarming speech, he spoke about the moment his father won the GRAMMY, "Even at that point, he was as humble as ever and was looking for ways to grow and improve."