Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced yesterday that Country Music Hall of Fame legend Vince Gill will serve as Grand Marshal for the 59th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade on December 2nd.
The parade, a longtime Music City tradition, officially kick starts the holiday season downtown with the lighting of the city Christmas tree at the Public Square Plaza where Gill will be joined by Mayor Dean and executives from Piedmont Natural Gas which has sponsored the Nashville Christmas Parade since it originated in 1952. The theme of this year’s parade is “Christmas Around the World,” and following the lighting of the Christmas tree, Gill will lead parade floats through the heart of downtown from 2nd Avenue through Broadway.
“I wanted to serve as grand marshal because I just like Mayor Dean. It’s that simple. He has been beyond supportive of the music community,” said Gill.
“Vince Gill’s community involvement and amazing talent as a singer, songwriter and musician have made a remarkable and lasting mark on Music City,” Mayor Dean said. “I am grateful that he will be taking part in this longtime Nashville tradition.”
To stay up to date on parade happenings and announcements, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade Facebook page HERE. Additional information on how to participate in this year’s parade is also available HERE.