Stars honoring Williams and Whalum, along with Christian music's Steven Curtis Chapman, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and songwriters Merle Kilgore and Steve Wariner were unveiled during a ceremony in Hall of Fame Park Sunday, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Monday.
"This what Tennessee music is all about," Whalum said, noting the number stars honoring jazz, R&B and soul artists next to country music's biggest names.
Wariner said although "there are other people more deserving of this honor ... I don't think there's anyone more thankful than I am about being inducted."
The Walk of Fame, started in 2006 to recognize Music City's local contributions, now boasts 24 stars, The Tennessean said.
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