On Nov. 7, Don Cusic, professor of music business, inducted Eddy Arnold into the Music City Walk of Fame. Cusic presented Belmont alumnus Shannon Pollard, grandson of Eddy Arnold, with the award. Country music artists Little Jimmy Dickens, Mel Tillis and Kris Kristofferson were in attendance.
In addition, Cusic was nominated for the Country Music Association’s Jo Walker Meador International Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or company in advocating and supporting country music’s marketing development in territories outside the United States. The award is generally presented at CMA’s annual membership meeting. Cusic is nominated because he has written for several international music publications and taken students to London since 1988.