THE POWER of Women in Country music is NOT going away anytime soon, and I think this is sure fire proof and momentum. Faith Hill and Trio members Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt are among the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s Class of 2019.
Faith will receive a star of her own; while Dolly, Emmylou and Linda will be inducted together, in recognition of their work as a trio. The latter’s 1987 album, ‘Trio,’ won two Grammy Awards and spawned four hit singles. Faith has won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 40 million albums worldwide over her career. Dolly is not new to The Walk, she already has a star as a solo artist, which she was granted in 1984, but she will be the first woman to have two landmarks on the famous walkway.
“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee always tries to select a group of talented honorees that appeal in various genres of the entertainment world,” says Chairman and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona in a statement. “I feel the Committee has outdone themselves, and I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each honoree’s face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood’s most famous walkway!”
Other members of the Class of 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees include actors Kristen Bell and Robert De Niro, TV personalities Guy Fieri and Candice Bergen, recording artists Pink and Cypress Hill, and Idina Menzel and Paul Sorvino, among others. The dates for the Official induction ceremony have not yet been revealed.
I am thrilled for these Ladies and for Pink, who reminds me a bit of Dolly with the energy, and no holds barred attitude about her music and life. Congratulations, this is GREAT. If the date is right for me, it’s not a far drive to Hollywood!!!