Soul legend Sam Moore and legendary group Alabama received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville. They were the newest inductees who were recognized for their significant contributions to music and the heritage of Nashville. Sam Moore is from the duo Sam & Dave, who are best known for their classic hits “Soul Man”, “Hold On! I’m Coming” and “I Thank You”. Alabama are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame with 73 million albums sold and 43 Number 1 singles. They also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well.
Hundreds of fans gathered in the hot sun for the special event, which kicked off with great musical selections from Guitarist David Anderson, who also performs daily at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry spoke a few words during the opening of the event. Country singer Connie Smith presented a "Walk of Fame" plaque to Sam Moore after which Sam spoke a few words then proceeded to pose for photos for the media at his star. Also posing with Sam was his wife and manager Joyce Moore.
Kos Weaver from BMG Nashville presented Alabama with their "Walk of Fame" plaque. The members of Alabama: Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen and Jeff Cook spoke a few words and later posed at their star. They also signed autographs and posed for photos with fans as the event closed with more music from David Anderson.