A resolution honoring the legendary career of musical icon and rock & roll pioneer, Jerry Lee Lewis.
WHEREAS, Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the greatest rock & roll and country music icons to have ever performed; and
WHEREAS, Jerry Lee Lewis is celebrating 60 years of genre-shaping musical hits, including “Whole Lotta Shakin” and “Great Balls of Fire;” and
WHEREAS, Jerry Lee Lewis was part of the legendary Million Dollar Quartet that included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley; and
WHEREAS, Jerry Lee Lewis’ country music renaissance started in Nashville with the recording of the Jerry Chestnut song “Another Place, Another Time,” released in 1968, which led to a series of country-western smash hits; and
WHEREAS, Nashville and the state of Tennessee’s musical history has been deeply enriched by luminary Jerry Lee Lewis; and
WHEREAS, the live webcast program Skyville Live continues to welcome musical icons to its Nashville studio with a special tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis; and
WHEREAS, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, and Waylon Payne will soon take the Skyville Live stage alongside Jerry Lee Lewis to honor his prolific career; and
WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Council wishes to sincerely congratulate and celebrate Jerry Lee Lewis and his significant contributions to Nashville’s musical landscape.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as honoring the legendary career of musical icon and rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Jerry Lee Lewis.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Colby Sledge
|Referred to:||Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee|
|Introduced:||August 15, 2017|
|Adopted:||August 15, 2017 - Roll Call Vote|
|Returned unsigned by Mayor:||September 6, 2017|
|Effective Date:||September 6, 2017|
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