Billionaire philanthropist, Nashville power player, and Americans for the Arts BCA Executive Board member Martha Ingram was presented with a star along the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville for championing the arts and music — particularly her role in rescuing the Nashville Symphony.
Inductees into the Walk of Fame are recognized for their contributions toward "preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration."
City of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said, “"I describe her as truly our guardian angel for our arts community.” In the press release, Mayor Barry shares, “Martha Ingram’s insistence that the arts are essential to a city’s success and her significant personal investments in our cultural landscape have transformed Nashville.”
Martha has often used her influence and ample funds to support music and the arts in Nashville, best-evidenced by a key loan to the Nashville Symphony during a financial crisis nearly five years ago. She was inducted along with Christian music star Amy Grant. They both join the likes of Johnny Cash, Jack White, Loretta Lynn and other musical stars.
Congratulations to Ms. Martha Ingram on her incredible honor.
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